City of New Westminster encourages residents to try car sharing as Zipcar expands to the Royal City
With the New Year comes a fresh opportunity to try car sharing in New Westminster. Zipcar, the largest world-wide car share network with nearly 175 cars in Greater Vancouver, has expanded its service to the Royal City, with two cars now located in New Westminster. Zipcar will join the city’s existing and popular car sharing provider, MODO, in offering cost-effective access to a vehicle when needed, including the option of one way trips in the very near future.
The two new Zipcars – including a 2015 Hyundai Sonata named “Dansky” and a Kia Rondo SUV named “Rilla” – are available for reservation now. The cars can be found at the New Westminster SkyTrain lot at P1 opposite Shoppers Drug Mart. Cars are available for reservation 24/7 to all members of the global Zipcar network ages 21+ living in or traveling to the New Westminster area. Hourly reservations in New Westminster start at $7.75 per hour and $73 per day for drivers on Zipcar’s “Occasional driving” plan. Low weekday driving rates are also available for businesses that are a part of the Zipcar for Business program. Gas, insurance and 200 kilometres of driving per day are included in the cost of all reservations.
“Diversifying the car sharing options in our City is a wonderful step in the right direction, in terms of furthering the transportation goals we have laid out in our Master Transportation Plan,” said Antonia Reynolds, TDM Coordinator at the City of New Westminster. “Car sharing reduces the number of cars requiring parking spaces and clogging up our city’s roads, while also reducing GHG emissions, as car sharers tend to drive less often.”
Until the end of January, there is an added bonus for signing up with Zipcar: no application fee ($25), plus a $65 driving credit – essentially free membership for the first year! To take advantage of this offer, please follow the link below and enter the Promo Code: NW65 in the promotional code box:
For more information on our personal and business membership options please visit www.zipcar.com.