Buxton is playing its part in cutting emissions and reducing the number of motor vehicles on the road – by launching its own car club.
The new club, initiated by Buxton Town Team, offers the chance for members to book a vehicle whenever they need to – without the cost of maintenance, road tax, insurance or buying a car in the first place.
In the trial scheme #EnterpriseCarClub have a car and van now based at Buxton Station that are available to hire, by the hour, by car club members.
BTT’s Access Parking Traffic and Transport Group worked with the #FriendsofBuxtonStation to get through to the right people at Network Rail.
APTT member Andy Parker, said: “‘Buses, trains, taxis, and active travel (walking and cycling), are really good alternatives to car ownership but sometimes only a car or van will get you where you need to go and so we looked at ways of sharing a car rather than buying one outright.
“When we were approached by a local car hire company for our thoughts on establishing a Car Club, we immediately thought of Buxton Station car park, already intended as an Onward Travel Hub for the town.”
Dave Carlisle, from FoBS, said: “We have been really pleased to help establish the Car Club and that the first Club in Buxton is based at the Station. We are keen to encourage sustainable travel and being able to get to and from the station easily without needing to own a car really helps.”
Tina Heathcote, leader of the APTT project said: “This concept fits beautifully with the Sustainable Travel Plan for Buxton, due out shortly for consultation.”
To find out more about the scheme and how it works go to www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk