Norwich City Car Club set to double in size

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Norwich City Council is providing additional parking bays to enable City Car Club to place more cars to rent by the hour as an alternative to car ownership for local residents and businesses alike. At least six additional locations are to be added in October. Bookings can be made directly from cars over the internet at www.citycarclub.co.uk or telephone 0845 330 1234.

Norwich City Council is providing additional parking bays to enable City Car Club to place more cars to rent by the hour as an alternative to car ownership for local residents and businesses alike. At least six additional locations are to be added in October.New locations are likely to include Pottergate, King Street, Colegate and Recorder Road areas. Existing cars are primarily centered in the Golden Triangle area (NR2) but more recently, a new location has been added to the RCP car park in Clarence Road.City Car Club’s CEO, James Finlayson, said “We have had considerable demand for more locations and we are delighted that the council are helping us achieve this. With the rapidly increasing cost of motoring, coupled with eagerness from the Norwich community wanting to reduce its carbon footprint, we have had unprecedented demand for our service.”“Clearly people still want to have access to a car but more and more motorists are opting for fractional ownership as opposed to buying a car because it is so much cheaper, less hassle and more environmentally friendly.”According to RAC figures a motorist driving 4,000 miles a year in a Ford Mondeo would pay around £2,400 in insurance, petrol, maintenance, depreciation, road tax and parking. A City Car doing the same mileage will cost just £1,200.The City Car Club Scheme is very simple to use. There are cars parked on streets around Norwich and six other UK cities. Bookings can be made directly from the cars at a moments notice, over the internet at www.citycarclub.co.uk or by telephone on 0845 330 1234. Once booked, members gain access with their smart enabled, personal membership card (totally keyless access). The PIN is entered onto the onboard computer and they just drive away. Journeys made are itemized on a monthly statement.

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