I always understood "le conditionnel présent" to mean "could," but here you're indicating that it means "would," which has a completely different meaning. Is that just true with "aller" or how do you tell when it's could or would?
The conditional of any verb is 'would' -
I would go = J'irais
I would eat = Je mangerais
We would talk = Nous parlerions
Le Conditionnel Présent
To say you could do something you will use pouvoir -
Je pourrais vous voir = I could see you
Vous pourriez repasser demain = You could call again tomorrow
Take a look at the following lesson for more examples -
Conjugate pouvoir in the conditional mood in French = could (Le Conditionnel Présent)
Hope this helps!
As I understand the situation -- "could" is the past tense of "can"
Whereas "would" is the conditional of "will"
So I'm not sure if I can agree with you that "could" is conditional present.
Let's see what others may comment.
To make this issue less ambiguous, use "to be able to" instead of "can":
Je pourrais vous voir -- I would be able to see you = I could see you
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