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[World Streets] State of Carsharing (Car Clubs) in the UK: 2009

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  • Eric Britton
    World Streets Annual New Mobility Country Reviews : State of Carsharing (Car Clubs) in the UK: 2009 Carsharing has been a slow starter in the UK, lagging
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      World Streets Annual New Mobility Country Reviews : State of Carsharing (Car Clubs) in the  UK:  2009

      Carsharing has been a slow starter in the UK, lagging considerably behind the leaders. However in the last half dozen years the operators have gained considerable momentum and are now entering into the mainstream of practical transport innovation and day to day practice. Read what the main national grouping has to report on this subject for 2009.

      One has to ask why the great delay? Might it be because the British are more devoted to their own cars than the rest of the OECD nations? One has to doubt it. Might it have to do with the ambiguity of words. The British call what the rest of the world knows as carsharing by their very own phrase: Car Clubs. (Carsharing being their terms of choice for ridesharing or carpooling).

      Whatever might be the case, carsharing by whatever name is coming along quite nicely throughout Britain today, as you will see here in the report from the non-profit umbrella group.

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