eGo CarShare is excited to be part of a pilot program to bring carsharing to low income residents in Longmont! This pilot project is a joint effort between eGo CarShare and Boulder County to bring more awareness of transportation options and to increase resident mobility.
In June 2015, eGo CarShare placed two vehicles, a Honda Fit and a Nissan Versa, at the Casa Esperanza housing development in South Longmont. The cars will be available to all BCHA residents in Longmont – including residents of the Casa Esperanza and Cottonwood housing developments – free of charge for the first two hours and at a significantly discounted rate for longer reservations. As always with eGo CarShare’s service, gas and insurance are included.
Providing carshare vehicles to BCHA residents is intended to be part of a larger transportation solution when paired with initiatives provided by Boulder County.The kick-off event, which happened on June 11th, included presentations on the carshare program and a tour of the cars, allowed residents to apply for a free Eco Pass through Boulder County’s neighborhood pass program and provided transit information. The talks also covered Boulder County’s Ride Free Longmont program, which allows everyone to ride all local bus routes in Longmont for FREE! The Ride Free Longmont program runs through June 2016 and will hopefully be extended. It is eGo’s hope that the carshare vehicles at Casa Esperanza will complement existing transportation options and provide further mobility options for BCHA residents.