Mar 21, 2012
At todays General Committee meeting, the Transportation and Works Department proposed
a two-year agreement with AutoShare Inc. to establish the City of Mississaugas first Car
Share Service Pilot Project.
The pilot project will determine the demand for car share services in downtown
Mississauga, said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works Department.
Car sharing will give residents, employees and students a viable alternative to driving
regularly or occasionally. It will contribute to the Citys vision of developing a
transit-oriented city and building a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown
A City-supported Car Share Service is one of the transportation demand management
initiatives recommended in the Parking
Strategy and is aligned with the Citys commitment to:
Reduce urban driving
Reduce parking demand
Reduce vehicles per household
Offer a range of transportation choices such as walking, cycling, public transit and
driving a car, as outlined in the Citys Downtown21 Master Plan
The Car Share Service will allow registered members, 21 years or older, to book an
environmentally-friendly vehicle, access it with a key card, and later return it to the same
parking space. If approved by Council on March 28, 2012, the Car Share Service will be made
available to the downtown community and to City staff for business or personal purposes. Two
vehicles will be parked downtown and parking spaces will be provided free of charge during the
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money
and maintaining infrastructure.
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