DfT invests £1m in new car clubs
23 March 2015
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
The Department for Transport has announced a £1 million investment to create 15 car club projects across the country.
The investment is part of a £3.9 million package to boost environmentally friendly transport options.
The DfT said the car club scheme aims to cut the number of car journeys made as part of the Car Club Development in England programme.
In November, four car clubs were created with funding from the DfT from a shortlist of 13 clubs. "This extra money means those areas that were unsuccessful on the first occasion are now being reconsidered for receiving some funding," a DfT spokesman told BusinessCar.
The rest of the package includes:
- Over £1 million will be used to help increase the number of five-to-10 year olds who normally walk to school to 55%.
- £1.2 million has been earmarked to update 12 mobility centres to help them meet demand for advice and support tailored for disabled and elderly passengers and drivers.
- £700,000 will be spent on an electric bike sharing scheme pilot.
"These schemes will improve the lives of hardworking people across the country and are further demonstration of our commitment to improving access for all," said transport minister, Baroness Kramer.