Enterprise Car Club champions the adoption of shared transport systems and is keen to make it easier for travellers to seamlessly switch between car, bike, bus, train, tram and other shared transport modes to complete their journeys. We recognise the social and environmental benefits using transport rather than owning it can bring, and are keen to see such sustainable ‘modal shift’ embraced by individuals, businesses and governmental organisations alike.
Mobility as a Service sees digital transport service platforms that enable users to access, pay for, and obtain real-time information on a range of public and shared transport options. Enterprise has invested in a MaaS platform and is working with a number of local governmental organisations around the country to ensure travellers have access to a shared vehicle within a hierarchy of travel options. This means they can easily hire a car by the hour or day at a convenient location for those journeys that are not possible by public transport alone.
Mobility Partnership Ireland
Enterprise Car Club founded the Mobility Partnership Ireland (MPI) in 2021 with micro mobility providers Moby and Bleeper bikes. This is a coalition committed to providing long-term leadership and policy suggestions to deliver on Ireland’s sustainability priorities. Together they aim to ensure that effective policy at a national, regional and local level, combined with new technology, supports better mobility and helps tackle the major challenges of congestion, air quality and climate change.
Where feasible, Enterprise Car Club aims to complement other forms of shared and public transport by positioning shared community vehicles close to bike, ferry, train and bus stations and terminals. This is designed to encourage the combining of transport modes to undertake more sustainable and cost-effective journeys.
We work not only with individuals directly, but also with corporates, developers, planners, public sector organisations, and other shared transport providers to drive a tangible modal shift towards shared transport. To this end we collaborate with other bus, rail, tram, bike hire and travel planning apps to facilitate the dovetailing of networks. By collaborating we enable mobility lifestyles which present an alternative to private car ownership.
Mobility hubs combine many types of travel in a single physical location: on-street car club vehicles parked next to public transport such as train stations or bus stops and bicycle facilities such as cycle parking or bike share schemes, with real-time transport information and enhanced public space for pedestrians and local residents.
Mobility hubs combine many types of travel in a single physical location: on-street car club vehicles parked next to bus stops and bicycle parking, with real-time transport information and pedestrian facilities.
By taking private vehicle ownership off the road, Enterprise Car Club creates space for active travel, making it safer and more attractive to the wider community. Car Club members themselves after joining are likely to walk more and cycle more than they did prior to obtaining membership. Research shows that up to 61% of car club members use public transport at least once a week, and up to 37% have used a bicycle as frequently – compared to an average of just 20% of people cycling more than once a week*. This is because car club members have a greater propensity to opt for these active travel modes for smaller localised journeys, using a car only when really needed. Find out more about Enterprise Car Club & Active Travel.
*2021 research from shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility