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Press Release - GoCar

Kildare County Council launches Car Sharing Scheme

Issued 06 September 2017

Kildare County Council, in partnership with GoCar, is pleased to announce a pilot car sharing scheme.  GoCar is a car sharing membership based program where, once you join, you can rent a car or van 24/7, 365 days a year.  Cars are parked all across Dublin and Cork and will be available in Kildare close to where you live or work.  Each shared car has been proven to replace between 10-15 private cars, as well as increasing use of public transport.  For more information click on www.gocar.ie/faqs or email info@gocar.ie

GoCars will be available at off-street car park locations in Naas, Maynooth, Newbridge and Celbridge, and at Irish Rail Stations in Athy, Leixlip, Celbridge and Newbridge.

The pilot scheme is being launched to coincide with the annual European Mobility Week, which takes place on 16-22 September 2017.  This year’s topic is focused on sustainable mobility, with a theme of ‘clean, shared and intelligent mobility’, with a corresponding slogan – ‘Sharing gets you further’’.  The theme is described on the www.mobilityweek.eu website.

Two further initiatives are in the planning phase to assist the Kildare Cycling Forum in promoting cycling on existing and planned cycleways throughout the County.

The Council is engaging with URBO with a view to the provision of a dockless bike sharing scheme in selected towns in the County.  For more information click on www.urbosolutions.com or email info@urbosolutions.com.   A tender process is also underway for the supply of secure bicycle lockers, which will be located in towns to support cyclists.

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