A new pilot program that allows Evo Car Share vehicles to park at metered parking spaces for free in Vancouver launches today, a first for Vancouver.
According to Evo, the new program, which is in agreement with the City of Vancouver, will add an additional 10,077 metered parking options, boosting “mobility, convenience and affordability for Evo Members beyond the hundreds of reserved parking spaces already available to them across the Lower Mainland.”
Evo members can park in the home zone for free at meters in Vancouver and the car share company will cover the fees directly with the city.
Members have the option to end their trip at either an Evo-reserved spot or at a metered space at no extra charge.
“We’re passionate about making Evo’s car share experience the very best it can be,” says Tai Silvey, VP of Evo Car Share, in a statement.
“Our members always appreciate access to free, convenient parking options. As a locally-owned car share service, we worked closely with the City of Vancouver to make this happen.”
The free metered pilot parking is currently only available in Vancouver and does not include meters with “no stopping” rules.
In July, Vancouver city councillors approved a number of staff recommendations intended to improve the convenience and usability of car share services within the city, specifically in commercial areas.
These recommendations included allowing one-way car share vehicles to end their trips in metered parking spaces and permitting them to have free stopovers at such metered spaces for up to a maximum of two hours when they are actively rented.
With files from Kenneth Chan.
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