Have your say on a car club for Truro
By Em_Williams | Thursday, September 27, 2012, 15:04
Truro residents are being asked for their views on plans to set up a car club in the city. Cornwall Council is staging a public meeting next week to give more information on the plans which would give residents access to a vehicle without having to own one.
The Council is working with national organisation Carplus to look at how the scheme could work in Cornwall. During the public meeting, representatives from Carplus will give a presentation on how similar schemes work in other areas of the country.
The event is taking place on Wednesday 3rd October at the Council Chamber in Carrick House, Truro between 7pm and 8.30pm
Rachael Thomas, Cornwall Council's Sustainable Transport Group Leader, says: "We are working with Carplus to help us develop a strategy for Cornwall. These public events will enable residents to find out more about car clubs and help us to shape the way we provide alternative transport solutions."
Ball, Chief Executive of Carplus added: "Car clubs provide communities with self-service use of a pool of conveniently located cars. They have a number of benefits including helping to provide residents with an alternative to car ownership - with the potential to save money and reduce carbon emissions.
This can help to reduce the pressure on parking. For employers, car clubs can provide access to a pool of cars for short business trips. I am looking forward to exploring how this environmentally beneficial initiative can work in Cornwall."
If you can't get to the meeting, but would like to register your interest you can complete this short survey www.carplus.org.uk/cornwall_survey.
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