Car Clubs in Developments

A review of experience and good practice in low car and car free developments (2003 – 2014)

Research shows that car clubs reduce congestion, improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions by tackling car dependency and ownership.

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Car Clubs in New Developments Report

Car Clubs in New Developments Case Studies

Carplus Car Clubs in Developments Summary Briefing

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Quartermile, Edinburgh Case Study

Summary

Over the last twelve years, including car club parking and membership packages in new developments has become a growing trend. The inclusion of a car club can expand opportunities for developers to bring forward land in locations which otherwise might not have been commercially viable, or where planning restrictions have been placed on car ownership.

For Local Authorities, car clubs have policy benefits which fall within five main areas:

  • Reducing traffic impacts
  • Reducing parking pressure
  • Promoting modal shift and supporting broader transport objectives
  • Enabling more intensive (and profitable) developments
  • Improving the urban environment.

This report is a detailed summary of good practice and the experiences of key local authorities in implementing car free and low car developments.

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