The City of Calgary and Communauto, the oldest and largest Canadian carsharing organization announced the launch of a new carsharing service: Communauto FLEX. An initial fleet of 150 cars will be deployed in an area covering 26 square kilometres from 50 Avenue S.W. to 21 Avenue N.W., and from 37 Street S.W. to 17 Street S.E. The launch of the service was made possible by City Council's approval of the revised Carshare Parking Policies and Traffic Bylaw earlier this year. The service features a three-tiered pricing structure for operators who want to offer one-way carshare trips.
"I know Calgarians have been looking forward to the return of a car share service," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. "Communauto FLEX will provide an affordable and convenient option, strengthening Calgary's transportation network so individuals and families can get where they need to go."