Membership based car sharing organisations (known as ‘car clubs’ in the UK) provide pay-as-you-go access to vehicles. They have developed in recent years giving users access to a car for journeys where this is the most suitable means of transport.
However, car clubs are largely confined to more densely populated and affluent areas, as is the case in Brighton & Hove. It was planned that, through its participation in CIVITAS ARCHIMEDES, Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) would expand the existing scheme to more socially disadvantaged and less densely populated locations.
Whilst significant efforts were made to progress this project, insurmountable barriers were encountered and the project was formally cancelled.