Car2Go’s West Seattle service to start next Monday

Thanks to Dave for forwarding the Car2Go newsletter that just arrived with confirmation of the West Seattle start date – next Monday. From the newsletter:

Effective Monday, April 1st, 2013, we will be expanding the car2go Home Area into West and South Seattle.

This newly expanded area will cover parts of South Seattle (including Beacon Hill, Hillman City, Mt Baker, Georgetown, SODO and Columbia City) and West Seattle (including the Junction, Alki, Seaview, North Admiral, Delridge, Seaview, High Point and Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal).

To keep up with the demand and the new expanded area, we will be adding an additional 100 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles to our Seattle fleet. We will start to make these new vehicles available to customers beginning April 1st.

The new “home area” map (dark blue – that’s where cars can be parked, though they can be driven outside the area) announced by the car-sharing service is above.

8 Replies to "Car2Go's West Seattle service to start next Monday"

  • kgdlg March 28, 2013 (11:46 am)

    We are a one car family. And sometimes this is really hard. We were on the verge of getting a 2nd car when this expansion went through. While we live south of the line on Morgan, it will still be faster for me to Car2Go it late at night to the ferry or Holden and Delridge and walk up to our house. Excited!!!

  • wsn00b March 28, 2013 (12:16 pm)

    Nice. They should try and cluster parking zones with/near RapidRide bus stops. It could potentially turn into a nice Park-N-Ride mashup.

    Smart ForTwos are also hilariously fun in a comical way to drive. With the unrefined noise/suspension (not fun on freeways), it always reminds of sitting in one of these in India:

  • westside bus rider March 28, 2013 (3:48 pm)

    Now if we can just get to Roxbury in the next expansion.

  • anon March 28, 2013 (4:44 pm)

    1. I highly recommend this service, we have 1 car and this service.
    2. Can we use 1 car from Seattle and park in West Seattle? Because I know we can’t do that from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada.
    3. No park-n-ride buddy! If anything that anyone can learn from urban planning (and I seriously hope that middle-school-res would learn this) It’s that parking is not always the solution. It’s only a tool. Not a right.

  • ScottA March 29, 2013 (12:55 pm)

    Any car sightings yet?

    anon – Sometimes it’s hard to tell but West Seattle is part of Seattle. :)

  • ScottA March 29, 2013 (10:08 pm)

    I just checked the Android mobile app and I see quite a few cars available in West Seattle and some in Georgetown. They look like they’re available for use.

    • WSB March 30, 2013 (9:25 am)

      We’ll be on the lookout while out and about today … so far I don’t think I’ve seen one on the road here but we might be in the wrong place at the wrong time …

  • ScottA March 30, 2013 (5:55 am)

    Their live car location website has been updated with the new boundaries. I’m really interested to see how the ferry dock “island” of cars works. It seems like if this island works it would be great to have a island of cars at the airport although maybe it would need to be in a private lot since street parking would be inconvenient there.

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