Saskatoon CarShare – Please Take Part in the Feasibility Study
A group of Saskatoon residents has taken an important step towards a car-share co-operative in the city by launching a neighbourhood feasibility study survey.
“This is an exciting step in diversifying the transportation system in Saskatoon. Car-shares are environmentally sustainable, help support public transit and cycling, and can lead to a reduced reliance on vehicles.” says Marcia McKenzie, professor with the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Work toward a car-share in Saskatoon began more than two years ago and has been supported by a number of environmental groups in the Saskatoon area such as the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and We Are Many (WAM). Its development has also been supported by a number of University of Saskatchewan units, including the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, the School of Environment and Sustainability, the College of Education and the Department of Geography and Planning.
Now the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative Steering Committee is working towards incorporation as a co-operative and conducting a neighbourhood feasibility study. The committee has representatives from many of the groups that have been involved in the creation of a car-share.
“The feasibility study will help make a car-share a reality in Saskatoon . We want to include many groups and individuals in Saskatoon in the creation of this co-operative because this is an opportunity to have a unique transportation solution for the community of Saskatoon . This co-operative has the potential to service all kinds of communities in Saskatoon and the potential to make sustainable and affordable transportation options in Saskatoon a reality.” says Marion Hewitt Pollock, a member of the Steering Committee.
Saskatoon residents, please complete the survey at
Read the article, which includes more details, from the June 20, 2012 StarPhoenix.
Read more at News Talk 650 CKOM Radio, June 20, 2012.
For more information contact:
Marion Hewitt Pollock at 966-8509 or
Fred Khonje at 343-3581 or
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