Littlehamton, Ontario (Tribune Media) — The city is taking its ride sharing business into the suburbs, with the city council voting unanimously Tuesday to add ride sharing to its existing network of car-sharing businesses.
The city’s car-share network currently includes a dozen cars and a handful of bicycles, with some of the vehicles renting out to other users.
The city has about 100 cars in the network, with one-third of those leased to residents of Littleton and the other third to residents outside of the city.
The council voted 5-2 to add ridesharing to the city’s existing network, allowing drivers in the area to be licensed for use on its streets.
It also approved the city building a new service called SmartCar that would allow people to use their car to drive to other nearby cities, including Brampton, Ottawa and Niagara Falls, Ont.
It’s an expansion of the current city-owned SmartCar service, which is now operated by a private company and is still in its infancy.
The council approved the company’s expansion last month, and it has now been operating since May of this year.
The mayor said he wants to encourage the public to join the ride-sharing program and get the vehicles on the roads more frequently.
“We’re trying to get the cars in and out of the neighborhoods more quickly, so people don’t have to drive themselves to work, to their friends’ homes,” Mayor Brian McLean said.
The move is part of a larger push by Mayor Mike Savage to boost the citys bike share network.
Last year, the council approved a $20 million investment in the city-run network, which now includes about 80 vehicles and four bikes.
In addition, city staff are now looking at ways to add more parking and improve the flow of people who come to use the system.
“In the coming months we will be working with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police to further enhance the city of Brampton’s bike sharing network,” Savage said in a news release.
“Brampton is working to become the first city in Ontario to add the world’s most popular ride sharing service, and I want to thank the City of Littlewood and the people of Bramptons people for their support.”
I look forward to working with them to create a seamless ride-share experience for everyone, and to see more Bramptoners joining the city, including families and students, to enjoy the city and its culture.
“This will be a key element of our city’s future and will provide a great opportunity for the city to attract the world-class talent that Brampton is known for.”
The city has been running its ride-sharing network for about a year.
It is a popular and popular destination for tourists and residents, who can take advantage of the free rides.
The service has become increasingly popular with tourists as the number of visitors to Brampton grows, and the city has expanded its car-shares.
The company is now owned by a company called Car2Go.