At a time when neighbouring boroughs are bringing in dockless bikes, Barnet is consulting on the car equivalent instead: https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/floating-car-clubs
They are called ‘Floating car clubs’ and work in a similar way to dockless bikes:
- A nearby car is located via a smartphone app.
- It can be reserved and driven within a defined area.
- The car can be left suitably parked at the destination.
Will this actually reduce car ownership? Or will it increase car use for those who don’t own a car and would otherwise walk, cycle or use public transport?
The consultation closes on 27 February. It’s an opportunity to ask why Barnet is not consulting on bike sharing schemes.