Nottingham City Council is developing its integrated transport network by increasing its existing City Car Club fleet from eight to 12 vehicles.
Following a £37,500 grant by the Department for Transport, the four new cars will be based at neighbourhood hubs to offer access to a pool of shared cars, local public transport and Citycard Cycle hire. Bulwell Riverside Joint Service Centre is the latest site to be launched and will be available to staff at the service centre as well as city residents.
The City Car Club fleet is a mix of low emission, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, giving more people the opportunity to try a sustainable vehicle.
The Citycard – the Council’s integrated smart ticket that offers train, tram, bus and bike travel – can also be used to access the City Cars. There are now around 280 members who have travelled in total over 68,000 miles.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “We know that for some people and some journeys a car remains the best option. The City Car Club scheme offers people who don’t normally use a car the chance to use a more sustainable vehicle.
“This is the first time that a City Car Club vehicle has been based at this type of location and we are confident that it will prove to be an invaluable transport option for staff and users of the centre and indeed the wider Bulwell neighbourhood and local businesses.”
Members of the public are invited to attend a promotional event at the Bulwell Riverside car park between 12.30pm-1.30pm on Friday, 13th November to find out more information about City Car Club and the benefits of using the scheme alongside the various offers available.
Half price residential membership is available for all Nottingham City residents; all they need to do is apply online at www.citycarclub.co.uk and use the promotional code NOT301.
Find out more about City Car Club by visiting www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/carclub