South Dublin County Council launches six new GoCar car sharing bases

South Dublin County Council and car sharing firm GoCar are jointly launching six new on street bases for a car sharing rental service which allows users to hire a car for as little as one hour for an all in cost that includes fuel, tax, insurance and maintenance.

Car Sharing is aimed at everyone from the urban dweller, to the one car family, the SME start up to the large corporations.

Car sharing is the perfect addition for the modern on-the-go lifestyle and works effectively when combined with other public transport options such as buses, trains and trams along with taxis or for that once off necessary journey.

The location of the six new bases in the County are as follows:

LucanOpposite Topaz, beside Bus StopLocation
Tallaght VillageOld Greenhills RoadLocation
Templeogue VillageBehind Hollingsworth CyclesLocation
Palmerstown VillageOutside Ulster BankLocation
Rathfarnham VillageVillage CourtLocation
Rathcoole VillageOpposite Bank Of IrelandLocation
The implementation of this scheme is in response to the success of the car – sharing initiative with Dublin City Council, which has seen increased demand from residents and businesses since GoCar was launched in 2008.

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Guss O’ Connell said:

“I absolutely welcome this service.

“I see the car sharing rental facility as being particularly attractive to persons who want to take a longer journey, and of course one vehicle can accommodate up to four persons making it very cost effective and helping reduce congestion.

“It is hoped that this initiative will help promote a culture of communal travel and as a start in that direction reduce the necessity of families needing a second car.

“South Dublin County Council are extremely happy to be involved with this project and I hope it will be beneficial to both residents and businesses across the County.”