Transfer of Car-Sharing experience   Good practices from Belgium By David Van Kesteren  Cambio - Taxistop
Who’s Taxistop? <ul><li>Active promotor of sustainable mobility in Belgium, since 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic philosophy:...
What’s Car-Sharing ? <ul><li>Car-Sharing is pay-as-you-go use of a vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Cars can be used for as litt...
A little history of Car-Sharing in Belgium <ul><li>1997 : Preliminary investigation by Taxistop  </li></ul><ul><li>2002 : ...
Car-Sharing in Belgium today - 17 cities - 122 stations - 307 cars - 8000 users
Growth car-sharers Belgium
Growth reservations
Why  to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive eco-balance (1): </li></ul><ul><li>Production is 15% o...
Why  to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive eco-balance (2): </li></ul><ul><li>Newer cars    More...
Why  to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive effect on urban mobility and space consumption: </li><...
Support of public sector <ul><li>Local governments : Reducing the number of cars creates more parking space, reduces local...
<ul><li>Public Transport - Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Use co-modality to attract new target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Innovatio...
Belgian experience: Promotion (1) Support of public sector
Belgian experience: Promotion (2) Support of public sector
<ul><li>Belgian experience: pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction for season ticket holders </li></ul><ul><li>Information </...
Succesful promotion campaign in BXL:  PRIME BXL’AIR   Support of public sector Agreement Brussels government + STIB + camb...
Belgian experience: Shareholdership Support of public sector VAB motorist club TAXISTOP non-profit org CAMBIO GmbH & Co KG...
Support of system provider Do not reinvent the wheel! Work together with experienced system provider
<ul><li>Use as modern technology as possible: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reservation </li><...
<ul><li>VAB  : Automobile association: - 24h road breakdown rescue service - 24h call center for Car-Sharing </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Provider of public parking : Q-Park delivers parking lots for Carsharing </li></ul><ul><li>Other possible partners...
What’s the potential  of Car-Sharing in your city? <ul><li>1% ? </li></ul><ul><li>2% ? </li></ul><ul><li>3% ? </li></ul><u...
Challenges for the future <ul><li>CarSharing as part of a Mobility Card </li></ul><ul><li>1 acces card for different mobil...
Challenge for the future To change the mindset is more challenging than selling cars! Final goal : Co-modality  instead of...
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  1. 1. Transfer of Car-Sharing experience Good practices from Belgium By David Van Kesteren Cambio - Taxistop
  2. 2. Who’s Taxistop? <ul><li>Active promotor of sustainable mobility in Belgium, since 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic philosophy: Better use of existing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Projects: Carpool – Eurostop – Less mobile services, … </li></ul><ul><li>Initiator of Car-Sharing in Belgium </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s Car-Sharing ? <ul><li>Car-Sharing is pay-as-you-go use of a vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Cars can be used for as little as one hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Cars are simply located on the street at Car-Share-stations and are accessible 24/7! </li></ul><ul><li>Car-Ownership  Car-Sharing </li></ul>
  4. 4. A little history of Car-Sharing in Belgium <ul><li>1997 : Preliminary investigation by Taxistop </li></ul><ul><li>2002 : Start MOSES Project </li></ul><ul><li>May 2002 : Test Station in Wallonia </li></ul><ul><li>September 2002 : Real start in Namur </li></ul><ul><li>May 2003 : Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>September 2004 : Flanders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Car-Sharing in Belgium today - 17 cities - 122 stations - 307 cars - 8000 users
  6. 6. Growth car-sharers Belgium
  7. 7. Growth reservations
  8. 8. Why to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive eco-balance (1): </li></ul><ul><li>Production is 15% of energy consumption in a car’s life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>More rational energy patterns: Use of car is a choice for car-sharers, not a reflex </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive eco-balance (2): </li></ul><ul><li>Newer cars  More eco-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Car-sharers’ choice of the smallest car  Owners use bigger cars, even for daily use </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why to develop a Car-Sharing scheme in your city? <ul><li>Positive effect on urban mobility and space consumption: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of congestion, because car-sharers think before they use a car </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing the number of cars creates more (paid) parking/public space </li></ul>
  11. 11. Support of public sector <ul><li>Local governments : Reducing the number of cars creates more parking space, reduces local traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and federal governments : - Financing - Political support - influence in PT - Legal aspects - Official road sign </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Public Transport - Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Use co-modality to attract new target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation for a modern image </li></ul>Support of public sector
  13. 13. Belgian experience: Promotion (1) Support of public sector
  14. 14. Belgian experience: Promotion (2) Support of public sector
  15. 15. <ul><li>Belgian experience: pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction for season ticket holders </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Information cambio on websites PT </li></ul><ul><li>Information cambio in PT-info points </li></ul>Support of public sector
  16. 16. Succesful promotion campaign in BXL: PRIME BXL’AIR Support of public sector Agreement Brussels government + STIB + cambio + Provelo <ul><li> Sell car and return licence plate </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 year free abo cambio </li></ul><ul><li>- + abo MIVB/STIB or bonus Provelo (max 470 € of bike-shop bills paid back) </li></ul><ul><li> have car destroyed and return licence plate </li></ul><ul><li>2 years free abo cambio </li></ul><ul><li>+ 2 years MIVB/STIB or bonus Provelo </li></ul>
  17. 17. Belgian experience: Shareholdership Support of public sector VAB motorist club TAXISTOP non-profit org CAMBIO GmbH & Co KG OPTIMOBIL BELGIUM National system service cambio WAL cambio BXL cambio VLA
  18. 18. Support of system provider Do not reinvent the wheel! Work together with experienced system provider
  19. 19. <ul><li>Use as modern technology as possible: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car acces system </li></ul></ul>Support of system provider
  20. 20. <ul><li>VAB : Automobile association: - 24h road breakdown rescue service - 24h call center for Car-Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Hertz : Car rental company as complementary service. </li></ul>Support of useful partners
  21. 21. <ul><li>Provider of public parking : Q-Park delivers parking lots for Carsharing </li></ul><ul><li>Other possible partners? Bike rental – Taxi – Hotel, … </li></ul>Support of useful partners
  22. 22. What’s the potential of Car-Sharing in your city? <ul><li>1% ? </li></ul><ul><li>2% ? </li></ul><ul><li>3% ? </li></ul><ul><li>4% ? </li></ul><ul><li>5% ? </li></ul><ul><li>6% ? </li></ul><ul><li>7% ? </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware! Quality is more important than quantity! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Challenges for the future <ul><li>CarSharing as part of a Mobility Card </li></ul><ul><li>1 acces card for different mobility services. </li></ul><ul><li>The card has a certain value. It devaluates automatically after each use. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Challenge for the future To change the mindset is more challenging than selling cars! Final goal : Co-modality instead of private car use  Basic philosophy of Taxistop!
  25. 25. Thanks for your attention!

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