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Shared mobility news November 2014
 

Welcome to the latest edition of Shared Mobility News!

Find out what’s happening in the world of car clubs. You’ll also find links to latest recommended reads and details on upcoming events.

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Carplus England Forum & AGM

‘Peak Car’ author David Metz to open Forum

27 November 2014 Leeds City Art Gallery

Registration opens at 10.30 Conference 11.30am – 4.45pm

We’re delighted to be joined by Professor David Metz, author of Peak Car: the Future of Travel as our keynote speaker at this year’s Forum.

Professor Metz will also announce the successful bids for the DfT funded Car Club Development Projects.

Forum sessions will examine the measures needed to expand car clubs up to 2020 and review some of the current developments within the shared transport agenda. We will also focus on practical lessons from recently established schemes in small towns and from a car club operator on the drivers of change towards a low emission fleet.

There will also be a summary of Carplus projects for the last year with developments in London, England, Scotland and Wales.

The Forum will be preceded by the formal business of the Carplus AGM from 10.30-11.15. Invitations and full papers will be sent to all Carplus members.

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The forum and AGM are supported by:

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‘CARE North’ is an acronym for ‘Carbon Responsible Transport Strategies for the North Sea Area’. The project focuses on developing sustainable transport and accessibility solutions. CARE North Plus is promoting shared mobility culture including car clubs
 
 

Shared Economy Review

Carplus is working on a submission to the Sharing economy review being led by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills. Our response sets out the types of established and emerging models of shared transport. It emphasises that shared transport represents a mature sector of the UK shared economy from which evidenced lessons can be learned.

Our comments lead to three key recommendations that extend the penetration of shared transport in the UK:

- clearer public visibility and recognition of the sector;

- action to make insurance more accessible, flexible and appropriate to shared transport, and

- development of public procurement procedures that facilitate some use by government and its agencies.

The deadline for comments has now been extended to 11 November.

If you wish to discuss Carplus’ response please contact Alistair Kirkbride for further information.

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Provide video case studies for the shared economy review
Any other thoughts or evidence can be sent to sharing.economy@bis.gsi.gov.uk

 

 
 

Ultra Low Emission Zone - Transport for London Consultation

The ULEZ consultation in London has opened.

Have your say on the Transport for London website:

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/ultra-low-emission-zone

 
 

Car club merger: Dunbar and Haddington

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East Lothian has been described as ‘Edinburgh’s seaside’ with a string of picturesque towns and villages scattered along the coastal railway line to the east of the city. The county had two local car clubs, each run by a board of volunteer directors until this autumn, when they decided to pool resources.
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Shared mobility advertising on the move

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This great piece of mobile advertising from Scotland hits the roads this month.

Haulier ARR Craig suggested it to Scottish regional sustainable transport partnership Nestrans – and paid for the design and print. ARR Craig Chief Executive, Eddie Anderson, who sits on the regional transport partnership board, offered the mobile billboards as a contribution to help ease congestion on the roads.

The curtain sider lorry trailer will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK with its shared transport message. This may well be an indication that the haulage industry in general is slowly beginning to understand the effect that car use has on delivery times and therefor profits.

Full details on the Getabout website.

 
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Welsh road trip

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Carplus is undertaking some work for the Commision on Climate Change in Wales to explore how car clubs could provide more choice in sustainable transport options.

Chas and Tom have recently visited car clubs in Llanidloes and Machynlleth to learn about their operations, history and ideas for the future.

In addition we’re holding a shared transport and shared e-mobility forum at Cardiff University on 12 November.
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Developing Car Clubs (England) Programme update

The deadline for full bids to become demonstration projects is 7 November and the successful bidders will be announced on 27 November 2014 at the Carplus Forum and AGM.

Demonstration Projects

Carplus was delighted to receive a high number of good quality expressions of interest. The shortlisting process has taken place and the following projects have been invited to submit full bids.
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Carplus England Forum & AGM

27 November 2014

Leeds City Art Gallery

We’re delighted to be joined by Professor David Metz, author of ‘Peak Car: the Future of Travel’ as our keynote speaker at this year’s forum. Sessions will examine some of the developments on the shared transport agenda over the last few years as well as looking forward at potential future directions.

  Read more »»

 
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Shared Transport Cymru - Growing car clubs and shared e-mobility in Wales

12 November 2014
10am-4pm

This forum will look at early developments in car clubs and shared e-mobility in Wales and work on plans to achieve growth in Wales to contribute to emissions reduction targets.
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Carplus England Forum & AGM

27 November 2014

Leeds City Art Gallery

We’re delighted to be joined by Professor David Metz, author of ‘Peak Car: the Future of Travel’ as our keynote speaker at this year’s forum. Sessions will examine some of the developments on the shared transport agenda over the last few years as well as looking forward at potential future directions.

  Read more »»

 
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