August 26, 2013
Dublin city council, Ireland has licensed car-sharing company GoCar to operate 50 vehicles in 31 pay-and-display locations across the city.
It is estimated that one vehicle in a car-sharing scheme could replace 15 privately owned cars driving in the city centre, lowering traffic and making public transport more efficient. A reduction in traffic will also encourage more people to walk and cycle.
While a shift to sustainable modes of transport will help reduce emissions, the cars perform a similar function—they are generally smaller models with better fuel efficiency.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisìn Quinn, said that “Dublin City Council wants car clubs operating from on-street parking spaces because we believe they will play an important role in improving traffic management in the city.”
Members using the cars won’t have to worry about paying for parking at pay-and-display places, as this is covered by a fee that = GoCar pays to the city council.
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