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How To Use the Booking Grid: An App Tutorial

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Making bookings on our app just got a whole lot better! Grid search has arrived, and we’re here to walk you through how to use the booking grid. If you haven’t had a chance to download the Peg City Car Co-op App yet, you can find it in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Grid search lets you view the existing availability of your favourite car, truck, or van. This tool is your best friend when your day’s flexible and you’re searching for a few free hours to run errands.

Here’s your step-by-step guide.

How To Use the Booking Grid

After logging in, search for a round-trip vehicle. Select your ideal start and end time first, then click “Find vehicle.”

A grey pin indicates that a vehicle is unavailable for the requested time. To see when it becomes available, click on that pin. Next, tap “View other availability” to open the reservation grid.

The start and end times you’ve selected are outlined in blue. As you can see from the legend above, the solid green bar indicates the time you’ve requested and can reserve, the white with the green outline indicates the time that’s available (but not yet requested), and the grey points to other reservations during which the vehicle isn’t available to you.

To book the selected vehicle, adjust the start and end time of your booking to fit the availability. Tap the solid green bar. Next, click “Reserve.”

From here, you can also click the arrows above the grid (by Availability near…). This will show you the booking grid for vehicles nearby. Clicking farther right moves you farther from the original car you selected.

Important Limitations

Finally, we want to note two key limitations when it comes to using the booking grid. First, if you’ve selected unique criteria (like a car seat, towing hitch, or an SUV), those criteria won’t stay selected when you search for more cars using the “Availability near…” arrows. Second, the booking grid only works for bookings up to 60 hours or two and a half days long. 

If you’re attempting to make a longer booking and are having trouble finding availability on the app, we suggest using the desktop site to make the booking.

In Closing

We couldn’t be happier about bringing this new functionality to the Peg City app (and based on all your feedback, we know you will be, too)!

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Apply Now and Join Our Member Services Team

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Peg City Car Co-op is looking for someone to join our Member Services team on a part-time basis. We’re an innovative and growing company that prides itself on a unique level of member focus. If this sounds appealing to you, read on for details!

Robyn and Francesca are our two Member Services Coordinators. Join our Member Services team and become their coworker!

Peg City Car Co-op is Winnipeg’s first carsharing company. Our passion for reducing private car ownership drives us. We make carsharing reliable, affordable, and inclusive because we think that fewer cars on the road make Winnipeg a better place to live. Peg City started twelve years ago with three cars and a few dozen members. Now, we have more than 130 vehicles and 3,000 members!

We invite you to join us in making shared mobility sustainable and convenient for Winnipegers.

The person who fills this role will join our Member Services team to uphold our high standard of member care. Tasks include replying to emails, answering phone calls, fulfilling evening and weekend on-call duties, processing applications, and performing other administrative work. The position supports our two full-time Member Services staff and regularly engages with the community to ensure member satisfaction, retention, and growth.

For the full job description and posting, click here.

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please write Member Services Hire in the subject line. Use your cover letter to outline what you know about Peg City Car Co-op and carsharing. Tell us why you would be an excellent fit with the organization and how your experience aligns with the job requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The deadline to apply is October 4, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

We appreciate your interest in Peg City Car Co-op!

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Peg City is Hiring a Fleet Assistant: Apply Now!

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Peg City Car Co-op is hiring a Fleet Assistant to join our team full-time! We provide a reliable, affordable, and inclusive carsharing program, operating over 130 vehicles in Winnipeg’s central neighbourhoods. Driven by our passion for creating more livable communities, we aim to reduce the need for private car ownership.

Our team is growing every year! We’re looking for someone with a technical mind and a passion for shared mobility to join us! Read on for details.

We're hiring a Fleet Assistant to help maintain the cleanliness and roadworthiness of the vehicles in our fleet.

We’re hiring a Fleet Assistant full-time to help keep our fleet running smoothly. Fleet Assistants routinely visit the roughly 130 vehicles in our fleet. They’re responsible for transporting and cleaning vehicles and replenishing supplies. The successful applicant must be comfortable troubleshooting and performing minor car maintenance and be available for on-call duties. This is a permanent position.

For the full job description and posting, click here.

If you’d like to apply, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Write Fleet Assistant Hire in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain what you know about Peg City Car Co-op and carsharing. Tell us why you would be an excellent fit with the organization and how your experience aligns with the job requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

Thank you for showing your interest in Peg City Car Co-op!

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Comparing FIX vs FLO Prices: Understand the Difference and Get the Best Rates!

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FLO cars have been on the streets for a few weeks now, and we’ve been hearing a lot of positive feedback from members on the convenience and ease of using FLO.

As we head into the hottest and busiest time of the year for carsharing, we wanted to take a moment to break down the kinds of trips where FLO is best. It’s also helpful to compare FIX vs FLO prices across different kinds of trips so you can access the best rate no matter the trip.

Looking at the above rate chart, FLO prices appear more expensive than FIX ones, but depending on the trip, FLO can actually be the cheaper option. It’s also important to note that FIX price matching is included for FLO bookings on the Member Plus plan. More on that below.

A map displaying the FLO Zone, FLO cars, FLO Drop-Off Points, and FIX stations

FLO Prices for Quick Trips

FLO is the obvious choice for A to B trips inside the FLO Zone. FIX has a minimum booking time of an hour, but FLO trips have no minimum time requirement. If you only need to drive a few kilometres in fifteen minutes, a FLO trip would run you roughly five dollars, while a FIX trip would cost closer to ten (and you’d have to return the car to the same place you picked it up). If you frequently make quick trips, purchasing a FLO Pass will save you even more!

FIX vs FLO Prices for Long Trips

We can see from the trip calculator that FLO day trips are often cheaper than FIX ones. And on the Member Plus plan, FLO bookings are price-matched to FIX. That makes FLO an excellent fit for a weekend trip to Minneapolis or a day at the beach!

And as summer heats up and FIX cars book up, FLO cars can be an excellent option for spending a few days in Riding Mountain or at the cabin. While these bookings may cost you a few dollars more than a FIX trip, if you’re on the Member Plus plan, you’ll benefit from price-matching on these bookings. THat makes FLO a great alternative when you begin booking your weekend and can’t find a FIX!

Remember, you’re welcome to drive wherever you need during a FLO booking. All Peg City vehicles can be driven throughout Canada and the United States. You only need to pay attention to the FLO Zone and FLO Drop-Off Points when you begin or conclude your FLO booking.

A Few Final Reminders

When you make travel plans, please remember that all FLO cars are hatchbacks or hybrid sedans. While the back seats are easy to maneuver, and these cars can haul quite a lot, FIX is still there when you need a minivan, SUV, truck, or cargo van. FIX vehicles also have unique features like bike racks, car seats, and park passes!

Whether you book FIX or FLO, make sure you grab the vehicle keys from the key-card holder in the glove box. Even when the car’s a push start, those keys will allow you to lock and unlock the doors throughout your booking. It’s also essential to take the keys to avoid locking yourself out of the car and ending your trip accidentally. All Peg City vehicles have a safety mechanism that locks the doors when the keys are in the key-card holder, and the ignition is off for three minutes. This doesn’t happen when you’ve taken the keys from the glove box, so be sure to grab those keys!

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How to FLO: Free-Floating Tutorial

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Free-floating carsharing has arrived at Peg City! These hatchbacks and hybrid electric sedans are ready for you any time you need a car – and fast! FLO cars work differently from our existing round-trip or FIX vehicles. We’re here to show you how to FLO.

One of the most important things we want to highlight is that ending your booking with FLO differs slightly from FIX. With FIX, your booking ends at the time you set when you made a booking. But with FLO, you end your booking by parking in the FLO Zone, plugging the keys into the glove box holder, and using the app or Peg City fob to secure the car. This is why taking the vehicle keys from their spot in the glove box is extra important when using a FLO vehicle. Keep those keys with you until you’re ready to end your booking!

How To Book FLO

Map displaying the FLO Zone
How to FLO: search for your nearest FLO car

When you open the app, you’ll see the map view, including the FLO Zone, in light yellow. You’ll notice two tabs at the bottom – one for searching round-trip vehicles and one for one-way FLO trips. Select the FLO tab and click Find vehicle from there.

The map will populate with available FLO cars in bold yellow. The car’s exact location will be displayed when you click on an available FLO car. You’ll also notice a walking itinerary from your current location.

How to FLO: block a FLO car
How to FLO: start your trip

When you’ve found the car you want, click Block this FLO. You now have 30 minutes to travel to your car and begin driving.

If you notice a FLO car on the street and want to hop in, pull up the app to make sure it’s free, then block it out and unlock the car from there.

Please note that our FLO cars are all pet-free hatchbacks or sedans. If you need to take your kids and all their friends to the beach, haul your bike or a two-by-four, or take Fido to the vet, book FIX!

How To Use FLO

From the time you put a hold on a FLO car, you have thirty minutes to get to the vehicle.

Once there, use the app or Peg City fob to open the car and begin your booking. Again, it’s super important that you grab the vehicle keys from the holder in the glove box. Take these keys with you and use them to lock and unlock the doors in the course of your FLO booking.

How to FLO: showing the key location in the glove box

With FLO, you can drive where you need for as little or as long as you need. FLO cars are great for quick A to B trips in the FLO Zone. Since these bookings don’t have a predetermined end time, they’re also perfect for those errand runs when you just can’t be sure how long you’ll need!

Whether you’re driving for just a few minutes or for days or even a week or two, you’re welcome to leave the FLO Zone and drive where you need to during your FLO booking.

When you’re ready to release a FLO car, park it on any public street within our designated FLO Zone or a Drop-Off Point, plug the keys back into their spot in the glove box holder, then use the Peg City App or fob to secure the car. You’ll be able to view the FLO Zone and Drop-Offs in the app, and we’ve got a complete FLO parking guide for you here.

One last time, when you fob out or use the app to secure a FLO car with the keys inserted in the glove box holder, you end your booking and free the car for the next member, so keep those keys with you until you’re ready to release the car!

Special Rates

FLO Pass price breakdown

Finally, we’re introducing our FLO Pass to save members money on quick trips.

You can purchase a FLO Pass through the app or desktop site. One pass is good for 20 FLO trips of thirty minutes or less. That adds up to ten hours and 1,000 kilometres of driving for as little as $45! If you wind up using the car longer, the pass covers the first 30 minutes and 50km of your FLO booking, but regular FLO rates apply after the 31st minute and 51st km.

Each FLO Pass is valid for 30 days, and you’re free to buy all you need. If you frequently find yourself needing a car for a quick trip, these savings are made just for you!

We hope you enjoy going with the FLO on June 7!

Any questions? Check our FLO FAQ, and previous communications about rates, send us an email or give us a call.

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What To Do If You Can’t Get Your Driving History

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Anyone who applies for membership with Peg City Car Co-op must have a full driver’s licence. We check the driving history of all applicants to verify that they meet our eligibility criteria. If you have a Manitoban driver’s licence, we’ll request that history on your behalf. Drivers with licences from other provinces or territories can usually get their history online.

That said, we know that proving driving history can be difficult for drivers from other countries. (It can even be challenging for certain Canadian provinces/territories!) So effective March 1, 2023, we’ve developed an application process for any driver who cannot produce their history.

If you can’t get your driving history, you can sign up on the Member or Member Plus plan and complete the Member Eligibility Declaration form instead.

By signing this waiver, you confirm that you meet our eligibility criteria without having to show your history. In exchange, you must register as on the Member plan and pay the $500 Member Share. Members without a driver abstract are also not eligible for the Damage Pool and may be responsible for damages up to $1000. You can join the Damage Pool after a year of damage-free driving.

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How to Fuel a Peg City Vehicle

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How to fuel a Peg City vehicle with one of our Shell fuel cards

When you open the glove box in any Peg City vehicle, you’ll find a Shell fuel card installed inside. These cards can be activated in the app and used to pay at the pump at any gas station in Canada, providing our members with convenience and flexibility while keeping the cards secure.

Read on for a step-by-step guide showing you how to fuel a Peg City vehicle!

How to Fuel a Peg City Vehicle

The fuel card is in the key-card holder inside the glove box. It should work at any fuel retailer in Canada, so long as they have a pay-at-the-pump option. We ask that you have another form of payment along with you, just in case there’s an issue with the card and you need to pay out of pocket (more on how to get reimbursed later). Note that the Shell cards won’t work for in-store purchases.

Find the PIN

You’ll find the PIN for each card by opening our app, scrolling up on your current reservation banner, and then clicking the Fuel card button. From there, simply follow the terminal instructions to pay at the pump just as you would with any other credit card.

Please only fuel up using regular fuel, and note that the cards have a $100 limit.

So long as they have a pay-at-the-pump option, you can fuel up at any gas station in Canada, not just Shell.

And we’re off! Fill that tank!

Once the tank is full, you’re done. No need to save the receipt and no log book entry to complete. Just slide the card back into its slot in the key-card holder and get on your way!

If you need to pay out of pocket and submit a receipt, you can load the receipt through the app. First, click on the trip where you purchased the fuel.
Then click Upload receipt.
Next you can take a photo of the receipt or upload a photo you've taken previously.

Other Ways To Pay

If, for whatever reason, you can’t pay with the Shell fuel card, please pay out of pocket, take a photo of your receipt and submit it through the app (Trips>Past>Click on the trip>Upload receipt). Items like wiper fluid must be purchased out of pocket and reimbursed later. You can also email us a photo of the receipt if the app is not an option for you.

For proper reimbursement, the receipt must be clear, itemized, and show the date and time of the transaction. Our Member Services team will add the credit to your account from there.

That’s everything! For a bit more detail and a silly instructional video, head to our Instagram page and follow along!

P.S. We’re on TikTok too!

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Join Us On The Peg City Fleet Team!

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Peg City Car Co-op is looking for a Fleet Assistant to join our team. Our fleet of vehicles has grown, and we need more staff to manage and maintain them! We invite you to become part of a co-op that delivers unparalleled member focus, where access to urban mobility, connection to people, and passion for innovation come first. Read on for details!

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Peg City Car Co-op’s mission is to provide a reliable, affordable, and inclusive carsharing program. We are Winnipeg’s first and only carsharing company operating nearly 90 vehicles in the central neighbourhoods. Driven by our passion for creating more livable communities, we aim to reduce the need for private car ownership.

Our team is growing yearly, and we’re looking for someone with a technical mind and a passion for shared mobility to join us!

We are hiring a Fleet Assistant (Full Time/Permanent) to keep our fleet running smoothly. Fleet Assistants routinely visit the roughly ninety vehicles in our fleet and are responsible for transporting, cleaning, and replenishing supplies for each. The successful applicant must be comfortable troubleshooting and performing minor car maintenance, and completing on-call duties.

For the full job description and posting, click here.

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and write Fleet Assistant Hire in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain what you know about Peg City Car Co-op and carsharing, why you feel you would be an excellent fit with the organization, and how your experience aligns with the job requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

Thank you for showing your interest in Peg City Car Co-op!

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Join our team: Member Services Coordinator

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Peg City Car Co-op is looking for a Member Services Coordinator to join our team. Be part of a co-op that delivers an unparalleled level of member focus, where access to urban mobility, connection to people, and passion for innovation come first. Read on for details!

Peg City Car Co-op’s mission is to provide a reliable, affordable, and inclusive carsharing program. We are Winnipeg’s first and only carsharing company operating nearly 90 vehicles in the central neighbourhoods. We are driven by our passion for creating more livable communities by reducing private car ownership.

Join a growing team and a local co-op that provides sustainable shared-mobility options for Winnipeggers!

We are hiring a Member Services Coordinator (Full Time/Permanent) to continue our legacy of quality member care. The position takes the lead in engaging with the community to ensure member satisfaction, retention, and growth. The role includes answering email and phone calls and assisting with evening and weekend on-call duties as well as administrative tasks and record keeping.

For the full job description and posting, click here.

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and write Member Services Hire in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain what you know about Peg City Car Co-op and carsharing, why you feel you would be an excellent fit with the organization, and how your experience aligns with the job requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

Thank you for your interest in Peg City Car Co-op!

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Annual General Meeting for Fiscal Year 2021

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Join us on Tuesday, May 31, 2022!

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Hello members and investors!

Peg City Car Co-op’s Annual General Meeting for the 2021 fiscal year is happening Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We’ll be meeting in the Sound Bites Room at the Centennial Concert Hall at 555 Main Street, and there will be an online stream for members who are interested but unable to attend in person.

While all Peg City Car Co-op users are welcome to join, only shareholding members can vote or join the board.

The RSVP list is now closed, however, if you would like to attend the AGM, please email us at [email protected].

Note: Those who are attending in person will need to wear a mask and bring their proof of vaccination.

Agenda for the FY2021 Annual General Meeting

May 31, 2022 at 6:00pm

1. Welcome and Introductions (Kelsey, President)
2. Approval of Minutes from FY2020 AGM
3. Review and Approval of Agenda (Kelsey, President)
4. Managing Director Report (Philip, Managing Director)
5. Review and Approval of Financial Statements and Audit (Riel, Treasurer)
6. Appointment of Auditor (Riel, Treasurer)
7. Vote on special resolutions (Kelsey, President)
8. By-law amendments
9. 2022-23 Board Nominations, Open from the Floor (Kelsey, President)
10. Election of the 2021-22 Board of Directors (Kelsey, President)
11. Other Business
12. Adjournment

Documents and Information

Fiscal Year 2020 AGM Minutes

Fiscal Year 2021 AGM Agenda

Fiscal Year 2021 Audited Financial Statements

Fiscal Year 2021 Special Resolutions

Incumbent Board Members

Kelsey Evans

Kelsey Evans

Kelsey (she/her) currently serves as the Executive Director of Youth Employment Service Manitoba, supporting a diverse team of over 15 staff and practicum students working to provide free, inclusive employment services to young Manitobans. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, Kelsey has 14 years of diversified non-profit social services and corporate management experience. She is a proud Winnipegger, enjoys biking around the city when the weather allows and lives in Wolseley with her partner and two pups. 

Kelsey has spent the last year as President of the Peg City Car Co-op Board of Directors and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to support the organization for another term.

Tamir Bourlas

Tamir Bourlas

Tamir Bourlas is a Financial Account Manager at Assiniboine Credit Union. He is passionate about community and cooperative values and helping people work towards financial empowerment. He’s served on the Peg City Car Coop board for four years. In his spare time, Tamir enjoys playing squash and going for bike rides.

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Ian Walker has been a Peg City Car Co-op board member for the past 2 years. He is active with the Human Resources and Governance committees. Ian is an elementary school teacher with 17 years of experience working with children from ages 5 to 10. He currently teaches grade 3 at Hampstead Community School in Elmwood. In his spare time, he runs a bike hub out of his classroom, where he teaches kids and adults in the community how to fix their bikes.

Ian is passionate about creating an environment where people of all ages and abilities can actively commute safely and comfortably. He has volunteered with Bike Winnipeg for the past decade and is currently chair of Bike Winnipeg’s advocacy committee. Ian has worked with grassroots activists at Safe Speeds Winnipeg to encourage the city to adopt a default 30 km/h residential speed limit.

Ian has two sons, Max (7) and Owen (10). Ian and his family love camping and spending time with their friends at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Ian’s partner Sarah has been an incredible support throughout his time as an advocate for sustainable transportation. Ian, Sarah, and their boys walk, ride bikes, and use transit to get around Winnipeg. Ian and Sarah own an electric car that they share with two other families (both of whom are also Peg City members). Ian and Sarah are regular users of Peg City Car Co-op when their car will not meet their needs or need more than one car.

Mark Bauche

Mark Bauche

Mark gave up car ownership back in 2003 and was happy to see carsharing arrive in Winnipeg in 2011. He became a member of Peg City Car Co-op shortly after and has served on the board since 2018. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Mark moved to Winnipeg in 1999 to study Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba. Mark is a landscape architect at HTFC Planning & Design, where he works on projects across the prairie and boreal regions. 

Through his professional work, Mark strives to incorporate sustainable practices (like carsharing) into his projects and approaches design through a climate change adaptation lens. He is a proud cheerleader for Peg City, happily extolling the virtues of carsharing to those contemplating a move to a car-light lifestyle. In his second term on the Peg City Car Co-op Board of Directors, he has filled the role of Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee. Mark looks forward to continuing his work with Peg City Car Co-op in his third and final term with the board.

Non-Incumbent Nominated Board Members

Jim Hansford

Jim Hansford

Jim Hansford has lived in Manitoba for over fifty years both in Winnipeg and Brandon. Professionally he was an optician and later owned and operated a paint and wallpaper store. During this time he was active in many volunteer activities both as a board member and executive member.

Jim is a divorced father of three adult children and is semi-retired looking after his own and other people’s pets while they are away. He is currently living at Village Canadienne Co-op where he is actively participating in the co-op. This gives him an understanding of the separation of the duties and responsibilities between the board and management of a co-op.

Join the Peg City board!

Fill out our online application form by May 23, 2022, before the Call for Nominations ends!

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