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Rock Concord’s NYE with Flok

The producers of Concord’s NYE Vancouver celebration have teamed up with Vancouver-based ridesharing app Flok. The iOS mobile platform provides an alternative transportation option to attendees who wish to bypass city transit, cabs or personal vehicles. It connects driving attendees with extra seats in their cars with passengers who need a lift.

The site of the NYE celebrations has limited parking available for the estimated 100,000 revelers attending the family-friendly event. Flok hopes to reduce the number of parking spaces required for those who are travelling to the venue by car.

“New Year’s Eve in Vancouver is one of the busiest nights of the year for both cab companies and public transit. SkyTrain lineups quickly become incredibly long, and it’s not uncommon to wait over an hour for a cab,” said Clio de la Llave, Co-founder and CEO. “Some people decide to skip the fuss and drive themselves. We’re asking those drivers to offer their extra seats to others en route to the same party – reducing wait times and traffic for everyone in the city.”

Drivers attending Concord’s NYE Vancouver who have extra seats in their car can post their ride on the Flok app, including their departure and destination locations, time of departure, requested financial contribution, and all other details. Unlike with ridesharing giant Uber, Flok drivers do not make a profit beyond the cost of travel, but can share gas, toll, and parking fees with their passengers. The app also includes user profiles, rating systems, in-app messaging, and automatic payments to create a secure and social experience for users.

“Ridesharing is a newer concept for some Vancouverites, but we’re hoping that people become open to adopting an economical and socially responsible form of transport,” said Nadine Robinson, Co-founder and COO. “The Lower Mainland is filled with environmentally-conscious residents, most of whom are affected by the increasingly high cost of living. Flok addresses both concerns by providing a way to share your travel expenses and reduce your environmental impact.”

Those interested in participating in the rideshare initiative can download the free app in the iTunes store and look for the “NYE Vancouver” community on the application’s home feed.

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About Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver
Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver is a family-friendly event that will feature multiple stages, ticketed viewing zones, early fireworks for families at 9:00 pm followed by a midnight countdown with a spectacular fireworks finale. The free community celebration will run from 6:30 pm to 12:10 am on December 31, 2016 along Canada Place Way between Howe and Thurlow Streets and will feature performances by The New Pornographers, Wintersleep, Crystal Shawanda, Meghan Patrick, Dan Davidson and more. NYE Tickets are available for the Remax Family Zone and the Outdoor Fireworks Viewing Zone at www.nyevan.com.
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The Sheepdogs will headline “TRUE NORTH” a ticketed indoor party held in the magnificent Vancouver Convention Centre ballrooms with unobstructed site lines to the two fireworks shows. Humans, Yukon Blonde and Delhi 2 Dublin will join The Sheepdogs for the best and biggest New Year’s Eve party the city has to offer.
Flok is a long-distance ridesharing mobile application (iOS) that connects like-minded people traveling the same way. The app features ridesharing communities, based around schools, festivals, or sports teams, that allow users to share the ever-increasing cost of travel and make new friends along the way. Flok values travel that is social, sustainable and cost-effective – and includes features such as user profiles, rating systems, electronic payments, and in-app messaging.

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