If you’ve been in Edmonton’s Downtown or Whyte Avenue areas in the last few months, you’ve might have seen a few branded vehicles cruising around. The branding, in bright orange, says, “Pogo CarShare.” A new form of shared transportation has arrived in the city (and no, we’re not talking about Uber).
Scott and I sat down with two of Pogo’s co-founders—Alexis Alchorn and Kieran Ryan—to talk about why the time was right to bring car-sharing to Edmonton, why they didn’t opt to try and lure Zipcar or Car2go to the city, and what their plans are for world domination (or, you know, responsible and smart expansion of the popular service out to the rest of the core).
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