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Shared transport at the community level

Community shared car and bike schemes take the ideas of shared cars and bikes, popular with users in more dense in urban areas with large populations, and scale them to suit small communities. These schemes work best when designed from the ground up to meet the needs of each specific community.


Photo: Leap Car Club

Community car share

Community car sharing is about local, member-based initiatives that provide access to self-service, pay as you drive vehicles. Often community car share schemes are run by local groups to support their communities. It’s a convenient and affordable way of using a car, without the expense and hassle of owning one.



Community bike share

A community bike share scheme is one that is set up and run by a community-based organisation. These could include (but are not limited to), development trusts, climate action groups, local action groups, community networks, community centres, tourism groups or small councils in partnership with community groups.




Photo: Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council

Support from CoMoUK


Communities in Scotland are able to take advantage of a service provided by CoMoUK wherein we can offer support and advice to those communities setting up and running shared bike and car schemes. To find out more and enquire about how we can help you, please get in touch using the link below.





Community car and bike share forum


We run a quarterly online meet up for communities interested in the latest developments around car and bike share schemes. To find out more and request an invitation to join us please email us using the link below.


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Community transport


Community transport is often the only mode of transport for vulnerable and isolated groups. Community transport organisations often use smaller bus-type vehicles to provide journeys. We actively work with the Community Transport Association; we are both members of the Sustainable Transport Alliance.


Community Transport Association  The Sustainable Transport Alliance