FLEX Parking Guide

Freedom from parking hassles is one of the big advantages of carsharing. There’s no need to pay for monthly parking, and it’s one more way that carsharing saves you money, since parking is included when you use a Communauto Atlantic vehicle!

Where can I end my FLEX trip?

Members should release a FLEX car at a public location where it can safely stay for 24 hours.

Do not park in a Communauto Atlantic station, these are reserved for round-trip vehicles. Stations are marked in solid green on the map. To learn more about parking roundtrip cars see the Round-trip Parking Guide.

There are plenty of great parking options:

On street

Inside the FLEX zone

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Waterfront lots

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FLEX drop-off points

Designated parking spots

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On street, inside the FLEX zone


All FLEX cars have parking permits so they can be released on street inside the FLEX zone where signage allows it. Our parking permits work in all Halifax parking permit zones but you must make sure to be back inside our FLEX zone before you release the car.

Check the map on the app or website to see the boundaries of the FLEX zone.

Good Signs

All Communauto Atlantic cars are permitted to park at these signs. They’re perfect places for releasing a FLEX car.

The specific times on the signs may vary, but in general you can park at 1-hour, 2-hour, pay zone, and permit only spots.

NEW! You can now release FLEX cars in paid parking zones! But be careful to watch for other signs that could change the parking rules. The car must be able to stay where you leave it for 24 hours minimum.

Caution Signs

Avoid spots where street cleaning will be happening that night. Usually the other side of the street is OK! And remember – street cleaning starts after midnight, so check the time carefully.

Avoid timed no parking, no stopping, and tow-away signs. FLEX cars must be able to stay where you release them for a minimum of 24 hours.

Dartmouth Waterfront Lots

Thanks to our partners at Alderney Landing, Communauto Atlantic cars can park for free at this Dartmouth waterfront lot. No payment needed! This lot is indicated as part of the FLEX zone on our map.


FLEX drop-off points

Parking icons on our map indicate the locations and update in real-time to show availability. Click on the icon for more details on where to park for that specific drop-off point. We have two types of FLEX drop-off points

In these, there are no designated spaces. You can park on-street following the other parking rules in this guide.

These drop-off points are designated parking spots reserved exclusively for releasing FLEX cars. They’re conveniently located in areas where on-street parking is limited. These are indicated with signs for FLEX Parking. Stopovers are not allowed in these spaces.

Scotia Square (for stopovers only)

Members can use Scotia Square Mall parking free of charge for stopovers during their trip.

You must have an active trip while parking here. When done with the car release it at one of the spaces shown above within the FLEX zone.

Use the provided Crombie parking pass on the “Monthly Parking” scanner when entering and exiting the lot.