Share your thoughts on Carshare

Consultation has concluded

Consultation on the Draft Car Share Policy concluded on Friday 22 April 2016.

Below is a summary of responses received:

  • 235 people completed the on-line survey
  • 43 new car share bay locations were suggested using an interactive map

Key results from responses to the online survey

Most people who completed the survey had never used car share (54%) with 37% currently using car share and 8.5% having used it but no longer using car share.

Respondents said that the factors that would be most important if they were to use car share vehicle were: “Available when I want it” (20%), “Saving money” (15%) and “Easy to book” (12%).

The location that would be most useful were: “Close to where I live “(51%); “Near a tram, train or bus stop” (14%) or “Close to where I work” (12%).

In response to the question: "Why do you think Council should support car share?" the most popular response was “Decreases car ownership” with 27% of responses followed by “Helps the environment and decreases emissions” 24% of responses and “provides access to a car when I want it with 16.5%. “I don’t think Council should support car share” accounted for 3% of responses.

Most people answered “Yes-I’ve seen the cars and know how it works” (70%) but there were still almost a third who said “Yes-I’ve seen the cars but don’t know how it works” (23%) or “No-I don’t know about car share” (7%).

Next steps - Council Meeting Tuesday 26 July - Car Share Policy 2016- 2021

A Council Report recommending Council adopt a revised Car Share Policy 2016 – 2021 will be received. The report will include the results of consultation that was held from 7 March to 22 April.
Council will be considering this matter at the following Ordinary Council Meeting:

• Date/time: Tuesday 26 July, commencing at 6 pm.

• Venue: St Kilda Town Hall

The Council Report and attachments will be made available on Council’s website http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/2016-council-meetings-agendas-minutes.htm after noon on Friday 22 July.

If you (or your representative) would like to make a verbal presentation at the Council meeting, please advise us through completing a Wish to Speak Form. The form is available online on our website: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Forms/Question_to_council.asp. To ensure that your question is received, please submit it prior to 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. For any queries regarding addressing Council, please call ASSIST 9209 6777.

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Consultation on the Draft Car Share Policy concluded on Friday 22 April 2016.

Below is a summary of responses received:

  • 235 people completed the on-line survey
  • 43 new car share bay locations were suggested using an interactive map

Key results from responses to the online survey

Most people who completed the survey had never used car share (54%) with 37% currently using car share and 8.5% having used it but no longer using car share.

Respondents said that the factors that would be most important if they were to use car share vehicle were: “Available when I want it” (20%), “Saving money” (15%) and “Easy to book” (12%).

The location that would be most useful were: “Close to where I live “(51%); “Near a tram, train or bus stop” (14%) or “Close to where I work” (12%).

In response to the question: "Why do you think Council should support car share?" the most popular response was “Decreases car ownership” with 27% of responses followed by “Helps the environment and decreases emissions” 24% of responses and “provides access to a car when I want it with 16.5%. “I don’t think Council should support car share” accounted for 3% of responses.

Most people answered “Yes-I’ve seen the cars and know how it works” (70%) but there were still almost a third who said “Yes-I’ve seen the cars but don’t know how it works” (23%) or “No-I don’t know about car share” (7%).

Next steps - Council Meeting Tuesday 26 July - Car Share Policy 2016- 2021

A Council Report recommending Council adopt a revised Car Share Policy 2016 – 2021 will be received. The report will include the results of consultation that was held from 7 March to 22 April.
Council will be considering this matter at the following Ordinary Council Meeting:

• Date/time: Tuesday 26 July, commencing at 6 pm.

• Venue: St Kilda Town Hall

The Council Report and attachments will be made available on Council’s website http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/2016-council-meetings-agendas-minutes.htm after noon on Friday 22 July.

If you (or your representative) would like to make a verbal presentation at the Council meeting, please advise us through completing a Wish to Speak Form. The form is available online on our website: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Forms/Question_to_council.asp. To ensure that your question is received, please submit it prior to 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. For any queries regarding addressing Council, please call ASSIST 9209 6777.

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Interactive map

Consultation has concluded
  • Interactive map of car share locations

    5 months ago
    Council is seeking your suggestions for new car share locations in the City of Port Phillip, as well as your feedback on a new policy.

    How can I get involved?

    • Suggest new car share locations in the City of Port Phillip by dragging the car icon onto the map.
    • See the existing locations for over 100 car share vehicles located within (and near) the City of Port Phillip.

    Council is seeking your suggestions for new car share locations in the City of Port Phillip, as well as your feedback on a new policy.

    How can I get involved?

    • Suggest new car share locations in the City of Port Phillip by dragging the car icon onto the map.
    • See the existing locations for over 100 car share vehicles located within (and near) the City of Port Phillip.