Canada’s Paparide Network moves south of the border to help its American brethren develop smarter cities by introducing its collaborative transport platform to the US sharing economy.
After reaching 1,850 Sign ups in its first 4 months of operation in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, the Canadian P2P sharing economy platform decided to take its success to help out American commuters.
Combining four different collaborative transport services – Paparide, Paparideshare, Papabikes and Papapark – the Paparide Network will give US users multiple, cost-effective ways to travel more flexibly.
Here’s a breakdown of how they work:
With Paparide, any individual can rent a car nearby or get it delivered from a community of local car owners or neighbors who aren’t using them.
With Paparideshare, drivers with empty seats connect with passengers looking for a ride to share their city-to- city car journeys with in total trust and confidence, creating a new collaborative transport network.
With Papapark, parking lot owners can optimize the use of their parking spots whether they are individuals, hotels, universities, airports or companies.
With Papabikes, riders connect with bike owners to bring a bike share system to the community. Bike owners make extra money by renting their equipment to like-minded people while renters choose from a variety of rides nearby for an affordable price.
With the number of vehicles in use set to more than double to a staggering two billion by 2030, and an estimated 30% of all urban traffic made up of drivers looking for parking, many major North American cities are looking to solve congestion issues via additional infrastructure.
“Our mission is to reduce the number of vehicles on the road through a more sustainable, socially-inclusive mobility system – one that is accessible to all, and offers a real opportunity for users to generate extra income,” said Paparide Network CEO and Co-Founder Ayoub Moutiya.
According to Navigant Research, revenue generated by global car sharing services alone is expected to grow from $1.1 billion in 2015 to $6.5 billion in 2024, with North America accounting for a quarter of this.
With four synergic P2P sharing services in its network – challenging Uber, ZipCar and Citibike all at the same time – Paparide is uniquely placed to play a major role not only in this exploding trend, but in multiple other growing P2P markets as well.
Paparide Network users can signup using email, Google or Facebook, and access the entire network of P2P services with a single account. Payments are made and received via linked Paypal and Stripe accounts, and a range of customisable search filters – ranging from price and location to ladies only and smoking – ensures ultimate flexibility when travelling.
StartUp Beat reports, “If the app goes to plan, there’ll be less traffic on the road. And on the other hand trust in society is restored when someone saves your day and rents out their vehicle.”