London Borough of Islington
Green Apple Gold award winner
Car clubs are becoming more and more popular, particularly in densely built up areas and are seen as an integral part of a sustainable transport policy.
We have wide experience of helping local authorities and developers introduce car clubs and can help find suitable locations, design and manage public consultations and write the traffic orders needed to introduce on-street car club bays.
Project Centre staff have helped local authorities introduce over 500 car club bays across London. We have worked closely with national charity Carplus, car club operators such as Streetcar and City Car Club and London boroughs including Islington, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea and Southwark.
In Islington, members of our team have been heavily involved with the growth of car clubs from their inception and have helped the council introduce 120 car club parking spaces across the borough in just three years. We have just completed a successful consulation for Islington Council which will mean that residents will have access to over 200 car club vehicles. The project won the London Transport Award for best partnership in 2008 and the Environment Award at the 2010 British Parking Awards. In November 2010 the project won a prestigious Green Apple environmental award.
In addition, one of our team won an innovation award for suggesting that Islington Council could help local businesses by introducing a van that was run in a similar manner to the car club fleet. This innovation was so successful that Streetcar, Islington’s car club operator has expanded the scheme nationally.