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February 28, 2006

Carsharing masterclass

The growth in carsharing is accelerating. Up to 600 cities now have carsharing schemes. But most of these schemes have emerged bottom-up; few cities have thought strategically about their city’s relationship with this new transportation mode. Even the best cities improvise as they go along: They help in a piecemeal way with parking, or sometimes subsidy; sometimes they help link carsharing to other transport systems. But it's not systematic, and it's not integrated. This is where the forthcoming Monaco Cities Carsharing Implementation Workshops come in. Organised by New Mobility,they will connect officials from cities and public agencies with the best car sharing schemes in Europe. Your help is requested in identifying the people in your country who might wish to attend. In France, for example, a group called GART brings together all the city officials responsible for transport matters across the country. There is also a national mayors association. Are there similar networks where you live? Please find out, and let them know about the event. 31 March to 2 April, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

Posted by John Thackara at February 28, 2006 07:07 AM


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