NBC LA reported April 10 the city of Torrance transportation committee has recommended bringing car2go to the city to enable residents to rent cars by the minute, hour or day.
At the meeting on April 9, the city council asked car2go to return within two weeks with a non-exclusive franchise proposal, which would allow other car-sharing companies to operate in the city upon approval.
car2go would launch 300-350 smart cars in the region, if approved. The transportation committee also proposed waiving parking restrictions to allow members to pick up and drop off vehicles in residential permit areas and metered spots.
The addition of Torrance would extend car sharing operations to a 35-square-mile region in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. The cities of El Segundo, Gardena and Lomita have already signed off on the proposal. Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are still considering the proposal.
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