Car2Go - Car Sharing Service
October 4, 2013 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #542784
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. ;)October 4, 2013 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #542785
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.October 4, 2013 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #542786
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.October 17, 2013 12:54 am at 12:54 am #542787
I got to take one for a spin this afternoon. Fun little cars to drive. ;)October 17, 2013 2:11 am at 2:11 am #542788
Got my member card in the mail yesterday!October 17, 2013 3:40 am at 3:40 am #542789
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.October 21, 2013 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm #542790October 24, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #542791
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: http://www.columbusunderground.com/car2go-goes-live-this-weekend-bw1October 26, 2013 1:46 am at 1:46 am #542792
I’ve really liked the promo photos Car2Go has been using of Columbus on their Facebook page. Pretty nice shots!October 26, 2013 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #542793
The first 50 cars are available this morning.October 26, 2013 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #542794
Has anyone tried the system (besides Walker)?October 26, 2013 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #542795
The first 50 cars are available this morning.
Spotted two of them parked on Gay Street near Neighborhood Launch!October 26, 2013 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #542796
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.October 27, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm #542797
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.October 27, 2013 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm #542798
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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