One of the great things for residents living at a development like The Guardian in Calgary, is that they don’t need to spend much time in their cars.
Situated in the Warehouse District of Victoria Park, the 44-storey tower is right along transit routes and, when the weather is agreeable, travel by foot or bicycle is easy.
It’s for these reasons that many adventurous urbanites opt to give up their car keys. But sometimes you just need a car for certain errands.
Here’s how the service works: members find a Car2Go vehicle in their area using the Car2Go mobile app, a computer, or just by seeing one on the road. The vehicle can be booked in person by swiping the Car2Go keycard across the windshield or 30 minutes in advance online.
Members can then drive as long as they like, paying by the minute. When the vehicle is no longer needed, it can be dropped off anywhere in the “Home Area,” a predetermined area of 93 square kilometres — so there’s no need to return it to the pick up location. Also, parking is free and vehicles can be left in any non-restricted space in designated spots in Calgary’s downtown core. That includes residential spots and any on-street ParkPlus space.
On March 2nd and 3rd The Guardian will be hosting a special Car2Go event where purchasers will have the opportunity to Spin2Win more drive-time minutes. Visit The Guardian presentation centre between 12pm and 5pm on March 2nd and 3rd at 456 – 12th Avenue SE in Calgary.
Check out the Car2Go Calgary site to learn more about this city-changing service.