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Car clubs in new developments

Melia, Steve; Parkhurst, Graham


Steven Melia
Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning


This report provides a review of good practice and the experiences of key local authorities in implementing car free and low car developments over the ten-year period 2003-2014. It found that car clubs are more likely to be successfully established within a development (or in a neighbourhood adjacent to a development) if consideration is given early enough in the planning process to its viability as a location. In evaluating this, there are several key factors which help to identify where car clubs might be successfully established in new developments. These include: population density, PTAL rating and availability of public transport, parking constraints, car ownership levels and other cultural and socioeconomic/demographic characteristics.


Melia, S., & Parkhurst, G. (2016). Car clubs in new developments

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords car clubs, car-free developments, low car development, Section 106 agreements, travel plans
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Additional Information Corporate Creators : Carplus Trust


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