Driveyou in partnership with Fingal County Council, ear marked 12 suitable locations across Fingal, writes Rose Barrett, where a community car sharing service would integrate with the day-to-day needs of local residents.
Timed to coincide with European Mobility Week (September 16-22), Driveyou.ie ’s new mobility service in now available at the following locations: Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin Road, Swords, Liam Rodgers Community Centre, Feltrim, Coast Road, Malahide, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Harbour Road and Upper Main Street, Rush, Clonard Street and Newhaven Bay, Balbriggan, also Balbriggan Town Park & Church, both South and Strand Street, Skerries.
Dave Storey (Director of Services for Environment, Climate Change & Active Travel at FCC) commented “It is great to see Driveyou, a new mobility start-up choose the greater Fingal area to kick off its next phase of expansion. This will benefit locals by providing an additional way to travel and we are delighted to see these twelve locations go live during European Mobility Week. Car share is a key action of the Fingal Climate Action Plan and adds another sustainable transport option alongside public transport and active travel by walking or cycling.”
Jonathan Roche (MD Driveyou) “Driveyou are thrilled to launch in North County Dublin, we’d like to thank Fingal Conty Council for giving us the opportunity to activate 12 excellent locations including this one at the Liam Rodgers Community Centre. We look forward to serving the greater Fingal community.”
Car sharing has fast embedded itself in local communities around the country especially but not limited to urban areas. Car sharing schemes aim to reduce car ownership, eliminate the cost of owning, insuring and maintaining a car annually. In some scenarios, it has even reduced the requirement in some households to own a second car which realistically is seldom driven. With the new locations listed above, Driveyou.ie now has over 100 car and van options available for its 5,000+ users at over 50 locations.