If you own a car that you don’t use every day, or you don’t own a car but would like access to one, a car club provides the option of affordable occasional access to a local vehicle.
Car club vehicles are cleaner than the average car (at 33% lower CO2 emissions per kilometre) without the hassles and expense of ownership (such as tax, MOT, insurance, fuel, servicing, repairs, depreciation and parking). If you drive less than 6,000 – 8,000 miles per year, a car club could save up to £3,500 a year.
As multiple users share one car and one parking space, parking pressures are much reduced, typically removing the need for more than 10 privately owned cars which would otherwise be stored on public roads while not in use.
Access to a vehicle without the upfront and fixed expense of ownership can also help tackle social exclusion and improve quality of life where the level car ownership is low, such as Glasgow, where fewer than half of households have access to a private car.
The full set of documentation and information about the proposed parking controls, 20 mph speed limits and various new one way streets for Dennistoun can be found in our previous post, which includes drawings and public exhibition details.
However, it is evident that a more accessible version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document may be of use in instances where the PDF or JPEG formats are not ideal or preferred. Accordingly, the applicable FAQ information provided by Glasgow City Council is reproduced below.
Glasgow City Council is proposing parking controls, 20 mph speed limits and various new one way streets for Dennistoun as part of the ‘Dennistoun and Royston Parking Controls’ proposal. These proposals can be viewed via glasgow.gov.uk/dennistounandroyston.
Can you imagine a Utopian Dennistoun? East-Enders, young and old, have come together to explore this idea, creating short stories, monologues, characters, and songs which are inspired by the people and the place.