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Car clubs in new developments

Melia, Steve; Parkhurst, Graham

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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.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 27, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 4, 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Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed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
Contract Date Apr 27, 2016


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