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Zipcar Car Sharing Cruises Into Coquitlam

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The City of Coquitlam has announced a new partnership with Zipcar to offer residents a second car sharing service.

Zipcar is known as a world leading car-sharing network with over 1 million members across 500 cities and towns in eight countries.

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City officials kicked off the partnership on Wednesday, September 14 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and a showcase of the Zipcar fleet.

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart expressed the goal behind the partnership is to provide people an option to borrow a vehicle when needed as opposed to making a large investment and purchasing one.

He also stated that it would allow more residents to abandon the ownership of vehicles in favour of transit.

The mayor points out that reducing transportation costs can lead to reducing overall living costs and traffic congestion in the suburbs.

In addition to Zipcar, Modo also operates in the community with seven vehicles.

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