Pilot project in a bid to encourage workers to car share

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With the pending doom of climate change being bounced around at every opportunity, councils are looking at ways to alleviate our car emissions.

Alicante City Council is looking at a pilot project to encourage car sharing with a car park solely reserved for cars shared by three or more people who commute to work.

The councillor for Mobility, Jose Ramon Gonzalez, explained that the aim of this initiative is to “rationalise private car use as an environmentally friendly measure that reduces pollution”, and also pointed out that it is “a way of facilitating parking for all those people who commute to work and who have already been applying this measure to encourage more sustainable mobility in their daily journeys”.

“The project will be implemented in the Las Atalayas industrial estate, a very busy area where most of the people who frequent it use private vehicles. Currently, there are parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and for lorries, and with this ‘Car Sharing’ project it is proposed to allocate parking spaces for those people who access Las Atalayas by car sharing.”

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