Do you sometimes have the need for a car or second car but don’t want to buy a car to satisfy your occasional needs? Car-sharing is a model of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. It is a very popular option for people who only sometimes need the use of a car or who need access to a different type of vehicle to their own. Car-sharing “pods” (where the cars are based) are usually located in areas of demand and convenience, such as train stations and shopping centres. The organisation renting the cars may be a commercial business, or the users may be organised as a company, public agency or cooperative.
There are a number of car-sharing services across Sydney. Depending on the fee structure, membership fees of the car-sharing organisation cover fuel, insurance, maintenance and cleaning. Members either reserve a car via the internet or telephone and use a key card to access the vehicle. A City of Sydney survey in 2011 found that 57% of respondents who car-share have deferred the purchase of a vehicle.
Are you interested in car-sharing for Ku-ring-gai?
Ku-ring-gai is investigating the idea of introducing car-sharing within the Ku-ring-gai local government area and wants to gauge interest from the community in:
- Joining and using a car-sharing service
- Which locations would be preferred for a car-sharing pod.
If you are interested in car-sharing for Ku-ring-gai, please send us an email responding to the two points above.
Email link to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Registering interest in car-sharing for Ku-ring-gai
Hate the long drive to work and want to do your bit for the environment?
Car-pooling is a great solution that reduces the number of vehicles on the road, demand on parking and costs for drivers.
Browse the websites below for more information on car-pooling:
Roads and Maritime Services – Car-pooling information
CarpoolWorld – lift and car-share
Jayride – sharing rides
myCarpools – public and corporate carpool solutions
coseats - ride share
Car Next Door - neighbour-to-neighbour car-sharing