ABOUT

WHO
WE ARE

We’re a consumer co-op, and that means our membership drives us to provide a meaningful alternative to car ownership. We get people moving in a way that’s convenient, affordable, and sustainable.

OUR STORY

The seeds of Peg City Car Co-op date back to 2007 when five volunteers started talking about a new approach to transportation in Winnipeg. A lot of people doubted that carsharing was possible here, but we launched against the odds in 2011 with a grand total of three cars and forty members. After more than a decade of perseverance and dedication, we’re proud to host a diverse fleet of more than 130 vehicles, with round-trip and free-floating options serving more than 3,000 members.

Our membership drives us to provide the best possible carsharing experience, transforming transportation in Winnipeg through access and choice. We’re only able to reach this goal in collaboration with you – our membership, supporters, and the wider community.

Carsharing means we share the load of vehicle ownership together. All that sharing saves our members money, reduces CO2 emissions, decreases traffic and parking congestion, and makes Winnipeg a place we’re proud to call home.

WE SHARE CARS

Carsharing allows you the use of a car when you need one, and eliminates the cost and hassle that comes with ownership. Aside from the simple benefit of paying for a vehicle when you need one instead of when you don’t, carsharing benefits the environment and your community.

That’s why we see carsharing as a social and environmental choice that supports community transit and environmental goals, including:

  • decreasing personal car ownership
  • reducing vehicle distance travelled
  • improving urban land use and development
  • providing affordable access to vehicles
  • motivating people to walk, cycle and use public transit
  • decreasing dependence on fossil fuels

In Manitoba, transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and represents almost half of the personal emissions for households. Every car in our fleet represents 13-15 cars taken off the road.

Plus, car ownership is expensive. If the average car owner spends $8,000 per year on their vehicle, carsharing can potentially save an individual thousands of dollars.

We Share Cars

WE’RE A CO-OP

“A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common  economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.” 

That’s a fancy way of saying that our members help shape the way we do things.

Peg City Car Co-op members have a say in our governance and operations by voting at the Annual General Meeting, and also have the opportunity to participate by way of elections to the working volunteer board of directors, or by volunteering on one of many committees.

WE’RE A CO-OP
Our Impact

Membership comes with its perks! Anyone on our Member, Member+, Non-Profit, and Corporate holds voting rights, can run for our board, and benefits from a number of deals and discounts.

15 cars off the road

1 carsharing vehicle takes as many as 15 cars off the road.

75% of our members commute to work by bus or active transportation,

75% of our members commute to work by bus or active transportation.

people who carshare reduce their C02 emissions by 30-50%,

People who carshare reduce their C02 emissions by 30-50%.

over 60% of our members sold their car or postponed buying a car after joining Peg City,

Over 60% of our members sold their car or postponed buying a car after joining Peg City.

the average vehicle costs $8,000 a year to privately own and maintain while the average Peg City member spends less than $2,000 a year on carsharing

The average vehicle costs $8,000 a year to privately own and maintain while the average Peg City member spends less than $2,000 a year on carsharing.

OUR TEAM

Peg City Car Co-op is made up of a small but dedicated team of staff that work to make carsharing an amazing experience in Winnipeg!

STAFF

Philip Mikulec

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Snider

Fleet Manager

Michelle Panting

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Francesca Carella Arfinengo

Member Services Coordinator

Robyn Slade

Member Services Coordinator

Joana Correia

Member Services Support

Mustafa Ali

Fleet Assistant

Judah Zammit

Fleet Assistant

Ryan Dueck

Fleet Assistant

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

Tamir Bourlas Co-Chair

Alexandra Moar Co-Chair

Mark Bauche Secretary

Riel Moar Treasurer

Kelsey Evans Member at Large

Jeffrey Patteson Member at Large

Matt Schaubroeck Member at Large

Kaye Grant Member at Large

Jared Kozak Member at Large

Directors of Peg City Car Co-op are elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. Interested in getting involved? Contact us at [email protected].

How do I apply?

Get on the road in four simple steps!

  1. Please check our eligibility criteria to ensure you qualify. The onboarding process is different for 5L and 5I drivers.
  2. Choose your plan. We’ve got three tiers of personal memberships, so check our plans page for rates. No matter which membership you choose, you’re free to switch plans at any time.
  3. Fill out our registration form. Ensure you have your driver’s licence while completing the documents. It may be smoothest to have your credit card with you, too.
  4. Wait one business day for our team to review your application. Once you’ve picked up your fob from our office or received confirmation that your fob is in the mail, you’ll be able to download the app and start booking.
How does billing work?

Casual plan members are billed on a pay-as-you-go basis and must have a credit card on file for automatic payments. All other plans are invoiced monthly. You have fifteen days from the date of invoice to pay your bill.

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