Subscribe-and-drive service GoCar has today announced the opening of new GoBases in Drury Street car park and Schoolhouse Lane car park in Dublin 2 and Kent Station in Cork City, with a further five Dublin GoBases opening over the coming weeks.
This expansion follows significant investment by the owners in the scheme last month.
The additional new locations, which have been supported by local businesses, include Northwood Santry and Mark Street (off Pearse Street) along with Iveagh Court in conjunction with Mc Garrell Reilly; and Ballymun, with the support of Ballymun Regeneration Ltd. GoCar is also expanding its existing Smithfield, Ranelagh and South Lotts Road GoBases in the city.
The growth of the scheme coincides with the unveiling of GoCar’s rebrand, which will be rolled out across all new and existing GoBases and GoCars. The aim of the new look is to reflect the core values of the GoCar brand: a greener, more cost effective, more convenient and more socially aware way to use cars.
Avid supporter of GoCar and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, attended today’s launch. Commenting on the launch he said: “Services like GoCar make the city a better place to live and give its citizens a chance to expand their range of alternatives to the costs and hassles of private car ownership. I hope to see the service continue to expand in Dublin and Cork and eventually, be available nationwide in areas with significant populations outside city confines as can be seen in my own neighbourhood in Ballymun, with the new GoBase opening in association with the Ballymun Regeneration Project.
“Any service that reduces reliance on private car ownership and changes peoples transport habits helps lower traffic congestion and at the same time encourages use of public transport, walking, cycling and can only be a good thing for the citizens of any area.”
GoCar is actively working with The Green Way to explore the potential for GoCar bases to be established at a number of key Green Way facilities including Dublin Airport, Fingal County Hall, Ballymun Civic Centre, Dublin City University and DIT Grangegorman, Aungier St, Kevin St and Bolton St. The mass roll out of GoCar supports the Green Way vision of establishing a green economic corridor in Dublin.
For more information check out the new website at www.gocar.ie