New frontier for City Car Club
Dec 18 2010 by Kevin Core, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A CAR hire project is expanding.
City Car Club is to extend its operations to Dewsbury following its success in Huddersfield.
From Thursday, December 9 a car will be located at Dewsbury Railway Station for use by individuals and local businesses.
The cars can be hired by the hour or the day and are available at several locations.
City Car Club was established in Huddersfield in May, 2009, and now has over 272 members making over 320 bookings a month.
Since the car club was set up members in Huddersfield have travelled over 55,000 miles in the dedicated cars.
The car club now has nine cars situated across four locations in the town including St George’s Square, Albion Street and Deighton.
The expansion to Dewsbury is seen as the next step in growing operations in the Kirklees district.
Research by Leeds-based national charity Carplus shows that each car club car takes approximately 25 privately-owned cars off the road – this equates to 225 cars across the Kirklees district.
James Finlayson, managing director of City Car Club said: “The Car Club in Kirklees has rapidly established itself as the UK’s leading car club outside a major city.
“This has been achieved with the support of Kirklees Council with whom we have established an excellent working partnership.
“Residents and businesses now have access to a self-service pay-by-the-hour car in Dewsbury, with the potential for more as demand increases.” Cllr David Sheard, Cabinet member for highways, said: “By using the City Car Club, residents and businesses alike are helping to reduce the congestion on the roads in Dewsbury as well as contributing to a greener environment.”