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The Carplus and Bikeplus information bank provides easy access to a wide range of resources on shared transport, bikeshare, car clubs and 2+ car sharing. Resources can be accessed by either using the search above or clicking on a category to the right. You can search by subject, geographical area, type of asset and document author using a keyword. If you have any suggestions for other materials that should be added to the information bank please contact chris@carplus.org.uk.

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Procurement Notes for Councils (Scotland)

Type: Guidance
Publication date: 3/05/2017
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This guidance note provides detailed information about what is involved in procuring a car club operator. It outlines the different models of car clubs available and the level of involvement these are likely to require from a council. The guidance note also explains what procurement options are available, as well as useful considerations for what to include in a tender document.

Car Club Guide for Local Authorities (Scotland)

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Publication date: 3/05/2017
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This guide is designed for local authority officers who are considering whether a car club should be developed in their area and what decisions need to be made to successfully implement a scheme. It outlines the potential benefits of using a car club for your organisation and your local community, and explains what makes a suitable location for a successful scheme. It also provides advice on financial considerations, as well as a generic action plan to show you the different steps involved in establishing a car club.

Promoting Low Car Neighbourhoods in Scotland

Type: Reports
Publication date: 2/05/2017
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This report looks at whether more walkable neighbourhoods with low levels of private car ownership can be encouraged by way of good planning policies and well-designed housing developments across Scotland.

Car Clubs in New Developments – Case Study: Quarter Mile, Edinburgh

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This large mixed use development is on the site of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Edinburgh City Council wanted to avoid large amounts of traffic being generated by the new development so as part of the planning agreements provision for the developer to support the car club was included.

Car Clubs in New Developments – Case Study: Miller Crescent, Edinburgh

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This small development was brought forward in an area well served by public transport and in which council policy discouraged on street parking.

Car Club in New Developments – Briefing

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Publication date: 2/05/2017
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Research shows that car clubs reduce congestion, improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions by tackling car dependency and ownership. The Car Clubs in New Developments report outlines good practice and the experiences of key local authorities in implementing car free and low car developments. This is a briefing document from the report.