Montreal has changed its bylaws to allow more car sharing

Mar 15 2018, 8:48 pm

More car sharing options will soon be coming to Montreal.

On Thursday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced that the VLS parking regulations (bylaw 16-054) will be amended to offer Montrealers better service options.

The bylaw change will allow car sharing vehicles to be parked in the following boroughs:

  • Ahuntsic-Cartierville
  • Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace
  • The South West
  • The Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
  • Outremont
  • Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
  • Verdun
  • Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension
  • Ville-Marie (residential neighborhoods on the outskirts of the business district)

“Sustainable mobility is a priority for our administration. The self-service vehicle deployment model is an essential tool in our strategy and needs to be adapted to today’s reality in order to make VLS accessible to as many users as possible,” said Mayor Valérie Plante, in a statement.

“In fact, the same self-service car is regularly used up to 8 times a day and, according to studies, only one VLS can replace between 7 and 11 personal vehicles.”

The bylaw changes are expected to come into effect by May 2018.

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