Unused driveways for car clubs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3312
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you ask TfL to work with Borough councils to explore whether residents with unused driveways could be incentivised to allow car clubs to use them to park their cars?

Answer

Answer for Unused driveways for car clubs

Answer for Unused driveways for car clubs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over half of all car club vehicles in London are located off-street, with a significant proportion using residents driveways. In order to incentivise households to make their driveways available, car club operators use a range of offers, such as provision of driving hour credits.

It is not straight forward for boroughs to promote this concept to their residents, as the contracts they have with operators only relate to on-street provision. Therefore, in order to avoid falling foul of competition rules, boroughs/TfL would need to promote the offers available from all accredited operators equally, which could cause confusion for residents. I have therefore asked TfL to look in more detail at this matter.