Montreal car-sharing services seeing a spike in usage

Thanks to its densely populated neighbourhoods, low rates of vehicle ownership and openness to varied modes of public transportation, Montreal boasts one of the highest rates of usage of car-sharing services of any city in North America.

Record recruitment figures and a new city administration that is an enthusiastic cheerleader of sustainable mobility indicate Montreal’s position as a top car-sharing city will endure. But car-sharing firms note that the cultural shift away from car ownership is still in the steady growth phase as opposed to rapid acceleration.

Car2go saw a 57 per cent increase in its year-over-year overall usage and a 40 per cent jump in membership over the same period. Josh Moskowitz, the regional director for car2go, said the election of Mayor Valérie Plante and her Projet Montréal party are the main reason for their upsurge.

“It’s a 180-degree shift,” he…

Original published: 2018-07-09 19:12:27 Read the full Montreal News here

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