Car Share Scheme Survey
by Otley 2030's electric vehicle specialist Mark Brockbank
As a way of reducing the need for car ownership Otley 2030 is looking at the possibility of introducing a car share scheme in Otley, being guided by a model that has been running in Hebden Bridge for many years.
A successful scheme of this kind can remove the need for a car at all for some households, or remove the need for a second car for others. It is not designed for someone who needs a car every day (eg for commuting) but can be significantly less expensive than ownership for someone who does require a car occasionally.
The scheme would use modern electric cars and work on a membership basis, with an annual fee to participate. There would then be a usage charge enabling booking by the hour, day or week plus a cost per mile. Cars would be held at one or more locations in town, for collection and return.
Otley 2030 have produced a questionnaire to gather information that would help them assess basic interest and also some additional things that would help with operational design if it was able to progress.
Your input would be welcomed. You can find the questionnaire online at: