In order to improve occasional access to a car for people who don't want to own one - or who want to replace a second family car - Cork City Council Traffic Division are planning to set-up a car sharing scheme in the city.
These schemes - also known as Car Clubs - have been operating successfully in many parts of continental Europe, the UK and the US for many years.
Once subscribed to the scheme, people can have access to a car they need at short notice. The use is charged by the hour or by mileage. Vehicles are located at several car sharing stations throughout the city.
In this way, car sharing provides a more convenient and flexible access to a vehicle, compared to traditional car rentals and is meant for those who need to get a car more frequently - but not on a daily basis.