Successful Car Sharing Initiative expanded to North Fingal Towns

June 15, 2018 0

Fingal County Council and GoCar are delighted to launch the expansion of the pilot car-sharing scheme in North County Dublin. The launch took place in Swords main street, where two GoCars are now available, along with 4 other locations in Malahide, Skerries and Portmarnock . The expansion is in response to the success of the pilot car-sharing scheme in Dublin 15, launched in 2017, which led to increased demand from local residents and businesses for this economical, convenient and sustainable scheme.

GoCar users can book cars online or via the app for as little as an hour, then unlock with their phone or GoCard; the keys are in the car, with fuel, insurance and city parking all included. Rates start from €8 per hour, with 50KM of driving included on each trip. Since it was launched in 2008, over 30,000 members have signed up to GoCar, and it now offers over 400 vehicles across 300 locations in 15 Counties across Ireland.

With pay as you go pricing and no subscription charges, it’s ideal for people who only need occasional access to a car but don’t want to own one, or families who need a second car sometimes. Car-sharing reduces car dependency, congestion, noise and air pollution, and frees up land traditionally used for parking spaces. Each shared car replaces approximately 15 private cars, as well as increasing use of public transport.

Welcoming the expansion of the scheme, David Storey, Director of Operations Fingal County Council, said “I am delighted to continue this successful partnership with GoCar. Initiatives, like GoCar, allow people to scale back on their car usage and to avail of innovative car-sharing facilities when needed.”

Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council said: ‘Fingal County Council is always delighted to cooperate in any initiative that promotes sustainable modes of transport and reduces traffic congestion.

GoCar vehicles will now be available from the following locations in North County Fingal:

  • Swords – Main Street x 2
  • Bridgefield Car Park, Malahide
  • Coast Road, Portmarnock
  • Kelly’s Bay Tide, Skerries
  • Londis (Yellow Walls Road), Malahide

For further information or to sign up for the GoCar scheme see www.gocar.ie