Traffic Management

dlr seeks feedback on Car Club bye-laws

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
dlr County
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Following a six month pilot car club with Gocar, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has prepared draft Car Club Bye-laws to regulate the use of car clubs in the County.  The Draft Bye-Laws cover the issuing of a Licence for Operators and provide for a permit fee for each vehicle in a Car Club. They also specify certain standards for Operators, together with the ability for the Council to specify locations where car club vehicles can or cannot park.  

A car club is members’ only car sharing service that allows members to rent cars and vans for as little as one hour at an hourly fee that includes fuel, tax, insurance, and maintenance. They can offer residents and business people an easily accessible car and is an alternative to car ownership. Research indicates that car club vehicles can replace 10-15 private cars on the road. Members using on-street car club vehicles won’t be charged for parking at any pay-and-display car parking spaces in the County when using a car club vehicle as this is covered by the vehicle permit fee.

An Cathaoirleach of dlr, Councillor Tom Murphy, said; “I welcome the introduction of the car club bye-laws to regulate the use of car club in the County. This initiative provides choice as it offers an alternative sustainable travel mode to residents and business people and reduces the need to own a car. It also has the potential over time to reduce traffic congestion“.

The draft Bye Laws are available for inspection on the Council’s website www.dlrcoco.ie and during normal office hours from Thursday 22nd March until Tuesday 8th May 2018, at the Council offices at County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and at the Council offices at Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Full details on the public consultation can be found here