Car Clubs

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide an update on the work that TfL is doing to support car clubs in London, the funding that has been made available, and the results that have been achieved.


Answer for Car Clubs

Answer for Car Clubs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Car clubs have had support since 2003, initially through congestion charging, then as part of the Borough Spending Plans and now as part of the Travel Demand Management strategy.Initial funding pump primed 7 boroughs as part of the London City Car Club consortium, which identified and overcame a number of key barriers to car clubs rollout and take-up in London. There are now car clubs operating in 20 London boroughs.Additional funding, totalling £500k was awarded to boroughs over the last 2 financial years to assist in the delivery of on street parking provision and appropriate signage. In 2007/08 funding will be increased to £500k. There are now approximately 8,500 members of car clubs in London, with boroughs such as Camden and Islington hosting over 40 cars each. There are also 4 commercial operators in London.New TfL research shows that current members drive on average 23 days less per annum than before joining, with 20% having sold their car and a further 30% claiming to have deferred purchase of a vehicle as a result of membership.