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Car Sharing News: Sydney gets a policy boost

Smart Urban Villages applaud The City of Sydney, who will soon adopt a new policy to further promote car sharing.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: "Car sharing has proven a runaway success in the City and we have already exceeded our target of 10 per cent of households signed up to a scheme.. "research shows that every car share space replaces 10 to 12 cars on the street, freeing up constrained parking space for people who need to drive their own vehicle."

Changes made to the draft policy include:

• Decreasing the proposed annual parking permit fee from $225 to $112, which covers half of the administration costs
• Allocating new spaces to car sharing vehicles based on the level of coverage in the area and the need for competition
• Recognising peer-to-peer and operator car sharing information on the City's online resources, including a map of car sharing locations

More details can be found here:

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