Vancouver car-share drivers can soon drop their vehicles in metered parking spaces for free

Expect to see more Car2Go and Evo carshares parking in on street parking spaces. Until recently, car shares had to be dropped off in designated carshare areas (ours is near 8th and Granville) or in the city permitted residential parking spots.

Under the new rules, the cars can now also be dropped off on City metered parking spaces.

The change should encourage car share uses to visit neighbourhoods because they can drive right up like other drivers.

If there are too many cars in an area, the carshare company will redistribute the cars. If a carshare vehicle is left in a space where the parking permissions have expired, it will be towed at the expense of the carshare company.