Car club could be a ‘Good Move’ for Bishopbriggs

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A car club could be set up in Bishopbriggs similar to other schemes across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Haddington.

Low mileage users could be saving up to £3,500 a year if they were a member of a local car club.

Good Moves Bishopbriggs, a new project set up by East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative to encourage more people to use other forms of sustainable transport, is looking at setting up a club.

It will be developing a business case into the potential for a car club in the local community and is keen to find out if there is interest in the area for such a scheme,

The annual ED’s Cycle Co-op seminar takes place on Friday, November 15, and there will be a chance to meet industry experts.

Mark Kiehlmann, of Good Moves Bishopbriggs, said: “I’m delighted that we will have two leading industry experts along to our community seminar, not only to talk about car clubs, but with a car that people can have a nosey around.”

Tony Archer, development officer with Co-Wheels Scotland, said: “I’m looking forward to coming to Bishopbriggs on Friday with the new Toyota Aygo, one of the most economical cars around.

“Once you are a member of a car club, you can access our other club cars in 40 locations across the UK. We have even launched our first wheelchair accessible car in Aberdeen and could do so in Bishopbriggs, if the demand is there.”

The seminar is being held on Friday, November 15, at the Bishopbriggs Community Church at 10am.

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