New Car Share Space Pilot Program

Council is investigating whether to go ahead with a pilot car share space program along ten Inner West Light Rail stops from Rozelle to Dulwich Hill interchange. The program will integrate car share, active and public transport, improving options for residents and visitors to the area.



Background

Council was approached by a car share firm to run the pilot program designating 20 additional car share spaces in ten different locations. It resolved at its meeting on 30 April 2019 to make sure other car share firms would be able to use the spaces and to seek community feedback on the

Council is investigating whether to go ahead with a pilot car share space program along ten Inner West Light Rail stops from Rozelle to Dulwich Hill interchange. The program will integrate car share, active and public transport, improving options for residents and visitors to the area.



Background

Council was approached by a car share firm to run the pilot program designating 20 additional car share spaces in ten different locations. It resolved at its meeting on 30 April 2019 to make sure other car share firms would be able to use the spaces and to seek community feedback on the proposed program.


What is a car share space?

Car share spaces are for cars owned by a car share company and rented usually by the hour by member drivers. There are a number of car share operators in Sydney. Car share use benefits the community by reducing the number of private cars parked on the street and encouraging shared and sustainable transport.


What this means for parking in your neighbourhood

Depending on the location one to four parking spaces next to the Light Rail stops will be designated as full time car share vehicles only. This may mean some loss of unrestricted parking.

See the locations of the proposed new space/s in your neighbourhood.


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposal

Online by completing the Car Share Space Pilot survey


You can also have your say

  • By mail: Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049 (please use reference number 16/5050 and subject title Car Share Space Pilot if mailing feedback)
  • In person: submit your feedback to the Customer Service team at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

Feedback closes Sunday 7 July 2019.


What happens next?

No decisions have been made yet whether to go ahead with the pilot program. Council will consider all feedback prior to making a decision. All submissions will be collated into a report which will go to the Local Traffic Committee meeting for consideration on 5 August 2019. Council will then consider the Traffic Committee’s recommendation.

  • Council approves pilot

    3 months ago

    At its meeting on 27 August 2019 Council considered Local Traffic Committee report including a summary of community feedback and approved the following:

    1. A 24 month trial be implemented with dedicated car share spaces signposted as ‘No Parking, Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted’ near light rail stops at Dulwich Hill Interchange, Dulwich Grove, Arlington, Marion, Lilyfield, Rozelle Bay, Hawthorne, Leichhardt North and Lewisham West, as listed in the attached summary table;

    2. Council review the car share spaces at the end of the trial period, utilising data provided from car share operators and the community and be reported back...

    At its meeting on 27 August 2019 Council considered Local Traffic Committee report including a summary of community feedback and approved the following:

    1. A 24 month trial be implemented with dedicated car share spaces signposted as ‘No Parking, Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted’ near light rail stops at Dulwich Hill Interchange, Dulwich Grove, Arlington, Marion, Lilyfield, Rozelle Bay, Hawthorne, Leichhardt North and Lewisham West, as listed in the attached summary table;

    2. Council review the car share spaces at the end of the trial period, utilising data provided from car share operators and the community and be reported back to the Traffic Committee; and

    3. The costs of the installation, maintenance and removal of signage, marked parking bays, linemarking and wayfinding be met by the car share operator.

    4. The Traffic Committee receive a further report on Car Share spaces and a potential annual licence fee to be paid by car share providers.

    Read Council report and view meeting minutes.
  • Local Traffic Committee will consider final report

    5 months ago

    The Local Traffic Committee will consider a report and make recommendations at its meeting at 10am on Monday 5 August 2019, at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham. If you wish to speak at the meeting about this project please phone 9335 2213, by 5pm Friday 2 August 2019, to register.

    For more information read the Local Traffic Committee meeting agenda.

    The Local Traffic Committee will consider a report and make recommendations at its meeting at 10am on Monday 5 August 2019, at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham. If you wish to speak at the meeting about this project please phone 9335 2213, by 5pm Friday 2 August 2019, to register.

    For more information read the Local Traffic Committee meeting agenda.