Share a car in Glen Eira
We are conducting a trial car share scheme for 12 months in Elsternwick and Caulfield.
Car sharing is a membership-based scheme that provides access to a vehicle when required. The vehicle can be rented by the hour or for a number of days and includes fuel; insurance; maintenance; registration; road side assistance; and cleaning. Access is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and bookings can be made over the phone or online.
Car sharing is a good option for people who are living or working in locations where there is no access to alternative modes of transport and is also useful for people who do not need a car every day or do not want to retain a second (or third) car.
The locations of the car share vehicles in Elsternwick are:
- Horne Street (GoGet);
- Glen Huntly Road near Ripon Grove (FlexiCar);
- Gordon Street (GoGet); and
- Glen Huntly Road near Orrong Road (FlexiCar).
The locations of the car share vehicles in Caulfield are:
- Normanby Road near the Caulfield Railway Station (GoGet);
- Sir John Monash Drive opposite the Caulfield Railway Station (FlexiCar);
- Sir John Monash Drive, just south of Derby Road (GoGet); and
- Derby Road, just north of Sir John Monash Drive (FlexiCar).
Vehicles associated with the car share scheme will be operated by independent companies. The two companies that have been appointed by us to take part in the 12 month car share trial are GoGet and FlexiCar. Bookings are made directly with the relevant company. These vehicles will be allocated specific on-street parking spaces where members can collect vehicles that have been reserved.
Council’s Manager Transport Planning Terry Alexandrou said the benefits of this scheme are very much in line with our Sustainable Transport Strategy, which aims to increase use of sustainable transport modes and decrease congestion caused by over-dependence on cars.
The companies involved will keep information about the extent and patterns of use. This data will be helpful at the conclusion of the trial in evaluating any benefits of continuing or expanding car share operations.