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Castle Car Club making steady progress after latest meeting.

Numbers are growing steadily as people sign up to the new Castle Car Club. More people signing up will make the Car Club a reality sooner, rather than later.

Castle Car ClubTwo locations have been provisionally identified for two dedicated parking bays. One is at the far north end of Howbury Street,  with the second on  Russell Avenue, near where it turns into Pembroke Street.

The two bays would:

  • mean Club Cars would not be parked directly in front of a house
  • parking will be located conveniently for car club members

Eventually, as in Norwich, there would be a few dozen car club vehicles spaced around Castle.

Lucy Bywater, local Green Party activist and Castle Resident, said, “Car clubs reduce parking congestion, as most users don’t own a car, or decide to get rid of a second car. And fewer cars on local streets can bring environmental benefits for our community.”

Because car clubs cars are new, they tend to be cleaner and more energy-efficient than the typical, older car on the road. In addition members tend to only use cars when they need to, favouring walking, cycling and public transport where possible. All of this helps  bring local environmental benefits to a neighbourhood.

Lucy Bywater Green Party ActivistLucy added, “Eventually we could have a few dozen car club vehicles spaced around the area, with lots of local people happily choosing to get rid of their own car, using a car club vehicle, and saving money on repairs, insurance, MOT, and car tax. Who knows, perhaps unreliability will also be a thing of the past.”

Check Castle Car Club developments on Facebook

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