Car clubs are privately operated ‘pool cars’ and members of the club can book a car as little as an hour before use. Bookings can be for an hour, for 2 to 3 days or longer and is cheaper than conventional car hire. You can book online or by phone, and payment is by the hour and/or miles travelled.
Car clubs encourage people to forego private car ownership and they are also attractive to people that make very limited use of a car. While not having the expense of buying, insuring and maintaining their own vehicle, members have access to a car that is parked conveniently in dedicated parking spaces within a few minutes walk of their home. Research has shown that car club cars replace between 6 to 20 privately owned vehicles.
There are two car club operators in Richmond upon Thames with cars parked across the borough:
Comments on the car club experimental bays can be sent to:
Transport and Highways
2nd Floor, Civic Centre,
44 York Street
Updated: 26 March 2014