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U of W Brings Car-Sharing Program to Campus

April 22, 2013 12:45 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

University of Winnipeg Car Co-op

The Peg City car parked at the U of W’s Buhler Centre (HANDOUT)

A new car-share program is coming to the University of Winnipeg to offer students and others in the university community a ride whenever they need it.

Beginning May 1, a silver Honda Fit will be parked year-round behind the U of W’s Buhler Centre.

“The car-share option is an incredibly exciting addition to our campus,” said Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, director of the campus sustainability office. “Several university employees are unable to walk, bike, or bus to work because they must drive to off campus meetings during the day. Our hope is that making this vehicle available to these staff members will reduce the number of university employees driving their cars to and from their homes.”

The program is through a partnership with Peg City Car Co-op, which has a fleet of vehicles on the roads for those who require short-term uses of a set of wheels.

Potential users must have a clear driving record and be at least 21 years of age. Usage is paid on hourly and per kilometre basis.