Our clients seek ways of reducing car parking demand, in order to improve traffic flows and keep car parking costs to a minimum. A proven method for achieving this is car sharing, whether it is arranged informally over a cup of coffee or formally through a matching service. Car sharing also saves the end user a lot of money, making it a very attractive travel planning tool.
We were part of the team lead by Integrated Transport Planning which researched and produced, the good practice guidance on Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work published by the Department for Transport in 2004. The case studies showed that well-organised car sharing can deliver significant results.
We have worked with many clients on the introduction and marketing of their car sharing schemes for staff and customers. Thousands of copies of the Your Car Costs leaflet have been used to help people understand the true costs of their private motoring. Many people have filled in the boxes, done the calculations, discovered exactly how much their car is costing, and then needed to sit down in a quiet darkened room afterwards.
The DfT Guidance for Car Sharing
Case Study Summaries
Good Practice Guide
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