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A Car Club for Bookham?

What is a Car Club?

By joining a car club you get all the convenience of owning a car without the hassle or costs of repairs and parking. You may be familiar with Zipcar in  central London.

The BRA and Transition Bookham are working together to establish if there is interest in a car club and how residents might use such a car club.

What are the benefits?

Convenient car use
The convenience of a car without the hassle of owning one – no more servicing, insurance, parking, MOT or repairs.

Self-service
Cars are accessible to members at all hours and typically would be used for local journeys for several hours at a time. Bookings would be made through a mobile phone app or web site with the vehicle being centrally located in Bookham. (Note: this isn’t a ride sharing idea).

Saves you money
According to Carplus, joining a car club could save you £3,500 per year compared to owning a car (if you currently drive fewer than 6,000 miles per year).

Protect the Environment
Car club vehicles are energy efficient and cleaner than the average car. They also reduce the need to own a car and discourage unnecessary car travel.

Survey

We have created a simple two question survey with the opportunity for you to comment on this idea:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9LV8KXY

The survey will close on 30th November 2018. Results will be published on the BRA and Transition Bookham web sites.