Late last year a survey was published as a joint initiative by the BRA and Transition Bookham to determine if a Car Share Club would be of interest to residents.
What are the benefits?
Convenient car use
The convenience of a car without the hassle of owning one – no more servicing, insurance, parking, MOT or repairs.
Cars are accessible to members at all hours and typically would be used for local journeys for several hours at a time. Bookings would be made through a mobile phone app or web site with the vehicle being centrally located in Bookham. (Note: this isn’t a ride sharing idea).
Saves you money
According to Carplus, joining a car club could save you £3,500 per year compared to owning a car (if you currently drive fewer than 6,000 miles per year).
Protect the Environment
Car club vehicles are energy efficient and cleaner than the average car. They also reduce the need to own a car and discourage unnecessary car travel.
To gauge interest a short on line survey was conducted with the following questions:
- Would you be interested in a Car Club for Bookham?
- If you did join a Car Club, how often do think you may use the service?
- Do you have any comments either for or against this idea?
Twenty eight residents responded to the survey which is fewer than we would have liked, however the results are interesting nevertheless.
For the survey results, click on the image below: