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Guidance and Best Practice

Making car clubs work - The social, environmental and financial case for car clubs

 

Car clubs have a big role to play helping to deliver economic, social and environmental government goals.

 

This guide explains what a car club is and provides information to help you decide whether a car club is feasible in your area, and how to establish a viable car club.

Making Car Clubs Work guide

 

 

 

London Car Club Strategy

 

This Strategy has been jointly developed by members of the Car Club Coalition, which was established in September 2014 and represents car club operators, London Councils, the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London (TfL) and key stakeholders.

car club strategy

Electric Vehicles in Car Clubs (June 2012)

 

The purpose of this document is to provide good practice guidance for both car club operators planning to add electric vehicles (EVs) to their car club fleet and local authorities interested in promoting the take-up of EVs within car clubs.

Electric Vehicles in Car Clubs Guidance

Car Club Parking Guidance

 

Carplus, July 2014

 

A reference guide for local authorities on the topic of parking for car club vehicles.

Car Clubs Parking Guidance

 

Guidance for London Boroughs on Parking Permits

 

(Some elements of this document have now been superseded by developments. Please get in touch for latest advice) 

Guidance on London Borough Parking Permits

 

TMO/TRO Consultation Guidance for Local Authorities

 

Carplus, September 2012

 

This guide includes examples of overarching strategy for consultation, how to create effective consultation materials, and advice on handling negative feedback. 

 

(Some elements of this document have now been superseded by developments. Please get in touch for latest advice) 

Consultation Guidance for Local Authorities

 

Car Clubs in Property Development

 

Over recent 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.

 

CoMoUK has produced information and guidance for property developers, housing associations and local authorities on the incorporation of car clubs in developments.

 

  • 2016 guidance 

Car Clubs in New Developments Report

 

Promoting Low Car Neighbourhoods in Scotland

 

This report looks at whether more walkable neighbourhoods with low levels of private car ownership can be encouraged by way of good planning policies and well-designed housing developments across Scotland.

The first phase of the report looks at the benefits of low car neighbourhoods and how this relates to Scottish planning policy.

Promoting low car neighbourhoods in scotland

The second phase looks at five case studies of new housing developments in Scotland and the extent to which low car ownership has been designed into these.

Progress on Low Car Neighbourhoods in Scotland

 

Car Clubs in Tourism

The report below examines the use of car clubs in the tourism sector and includes a variety of case studies to show how it can work.

Shared Car Services in the Scottish Tourism Sector

 

CoMoUK have also developed a short leaflet highlighting the options surrounding shared cars for use in the tourism sector.

 

SHARED CARS IN TOURISM

Summary Documents from Scotland

 

In 2018 CoMoUK ran a set of focus groups exploring the barriers to people joining car clubs.

 

The focus groups explored several audiences and focused on their current understanding of car clubs and how to overcome any barriers.

 

Below is a summary of the findings of the report and opportunities in marketing and communications.

FOCUS GROUP SUMMARY

 

 

In 2018 CoMoUK ran two engagement programmes in Huntly and Inverness which promoted and encouraged the use of shared transport in these communities.

 

Below is a summary report of the findings, success and opportunities for the promotion of shared transport.

Huntly and Inverness Summary

Guidance for Local Authorities

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid local authorities in the set-up of car clubs.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN

 

COUNCIL TEAMS INVOLVEMENT AND ROLES

 

TEMPLATE POLICY TEXT FOR COUNCIL POLICIES

 

Housing Association Toolkit

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid housing association promote and market their car clubs.

Guidance Document for Marketing

Social Media Template

A5 Leaflet Template

Leaflet Template

Poster Template

Workplaces Toolkit

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid workplaces engage with shared transport and promote options to their staff.

Workplaces Guidance on Shared Transport

A4 Leaflet Template

A5 Leaflet Template

Poster Template

Case Studies

Car Clubs in Property Development

 

 

Over recent 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.

 

The below case studies are  review of experience and good practice in low car and car free developments (2003 – 2014)

Car Clubs in Developments combined case studies

Car Clubs in Tourism

 

These case studies show the use of car clubs in the tourism sector and highlights how it can be a positive addition.

 

Lake District Case Study

 

Isle of Wight Case Study

 

Werfenwreng Case Study

Community and Informal Car Clubs

A community car club is a local, member-based initiative that provides access to self-service, pay as you drive vehicles. If you would like to find out more about community car clubs we have a dedicated page. Find out more here