Car Club Launch

 An environmentally friendly scheme that enables people to drive cars without the need to own one is being launched by the city council next week.

The Community Car Club enables members to use club cars on a ‘pay as you drive basis.’

Run by Commonwheels, the five club cars will be parked in specially marked bays in Spa Road, Cromwell Street, Weston Road, Worcester Street and Russell Street.

Once drivers have joined the scheme they can book a car over the phone or online and collect it from one of the bays using a smartcard. The charge is £4.25 an hour and 19p per mile. There are discounted rates for longer journeys.

Councillor Steve Morgan, cabinet member for the environment, commented: “ This is another city council initiative aimed at helping the environment in Gloucester.

“ It takes away the need to own a car – which costs money even when it is sitting doing nothing – and means that drivers only pay for what they actually use.”