BVRLA backs ‘flexible’ urban transport solutions
8th July 2019
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) believes the government should support the rollout of more ‘flexible’ transport options in urban areas.
BVRLA has published a new report, in partnership with Cars in the City, highlighting the need for new options in personal transport besides car ownership by every individual.
Examining new options for transport
BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney argued: “Our towns and cities need a more intelligent, sustainable use of the car. Promoting the use of car rental, car clubs and other flexible types of car use can make that happen.”
The report suggested the rollout of new, intelligent parking systems could help to better manage levels of congestion in the future. It also called for greater clarity in government funding for local authorities to future-proof their transport systems for the long term.
It went on to claim the promotion of systems including car sharing, increased use of public transport options and the implementation of credits for vehicle use in Clean Air Zones could all further help to reduce the number of cars on urban roads.
Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “Supporting innovative ways to keep our urban spaces moving and to improve the environment for all should be a government priority and policymakers should take on any suggestions as to how to achieve this.”
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