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  • #542784
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    dlm said:
    It would be nice if Easton was in the home area.

    I agree… tt would be nice if Easton had been built within that home area. ;)

    #542785
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    Walker said:
    I agree… tt would be nice if Easton had been built within that home area. ;)

    There are other potential ways to expand the service to Easton, Lennox ect. In other cities they have designated parking spots in areas that they don’t have comprehensive parking. I also hope (and think) that the service area may be expanded to serve 5XNW and Grandview.

    #542786

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    On the website it says you can take the car out of the home area, you just can’t end your trip. If you go to Easton you just have to pay for the time that you are there.

    #542787
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I got to take one for a spin this afternoon. Fun little cars to drive. ;)

    #542788

    mbeaumont
    Participant

    Got my member card in the mail yesterday!

    #542789

    RedStorm
    Participant

    As mentioned, service could expand to Grandview in the future.

    In thinking that someone living downtown without a car of their own could use, those people may be out of luck trying to get to the airport for out of town travel. Still have to go with a cab/friend. I’m not sure if the logistics of this service would work at the airport anyway, but in theory it would be helpful if the airport was in the “home area” – unless the program were to become so popular that a bunch of people used it to get to and from the airport, bypassing the parking fees. Hahaha.

    #542790
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    #542791

    News
    Participant

    Car2Go Goes Live this Weekend
    Published on October 24, 2013 8:00 am
    By: Brent Warren

    Car2go’s fleet of Smart Cars will be available in Columbus starting on Saturday — which means that anyone who has signed up for a membership will be able to hop in one of the blue and white two-seaters and go. The cars will be parked on-street throughout a 30-square mile service area, which includes Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a large chunk of Clintonville and Linden. Pricing is by the minute, and reservations are not required — a mobile app will tell you where the nearest car is, and a membership card will get you in.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/car2go-goes-live-this-weekend-bw1

    #542792

    heresthecasey
    Participant
    #542793

    ehill27
    Participant

    The first 50 cars are available this morning.

    #542794
    Caleb
    Caleb
    Participant

    Has anyone tried the system (besides Walker)?

    #542795
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    ehill27 said:
    The first 50 cars are available this morning.

    Spotted two of them parked on Gay Street near Neighborhood Launch!

    #542796

    rory
    Participant

    One’s been spotted in Weinland Park on 5th Street. In other news, I learned that I can parallel park one three times in less than a minute at the roll out event parallel parking challenge at Callahans this afternoon. Got 45 free minutes. They’re fun cars to drive.

    #542797

    ehill27
    Participant

    Anyone figure out the “parkspots” or “gas stations” options on the website?

    I’ve yet to find either represented on the map, even though the site indicates there are currently 87 and 3 available respectively.

    #542798
    romanh
    romanh
    Participant

    CalebR said:
    Has anyone tried the system (besides Walker)?

    Yes, I’ve used it twice already. The turning radius and fun of parallel parking that car is reason enough to try it. The website automatically updated my trip info on my account.

    There was one thing about the car sharing system though that I hadn’t thought of before today’s frost. In the cold mornings when you need to warm up the car and clean off the snow/ice, are you being charged for those minutes? I saw that the website categorizes your minutes as either “driving” or “parking”. Also, I didn’t check if the car had its own ice scraper, but I’m guessing the company thought of this.

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