THE West Village development is driving the car-free revolution on Boundary St, West End with the launch of the first GoGet car share service in a residential development in Brisbane.
West Village’s fleet of 10 GoGet vehicles will put a reliable, convenient and affordable transport option on the doorstep of West End residents who wish to live car-free.
It will also be the largest GoGet pod in Brisbane.
The online service allows its members to pay only for the time they use a car; which can be hired for as little as one hour, with rates working out to between $6 to $8 per hour, including fuel and insurance.
Founded in Sydney in 2003, GoGet operates more than 2000 cars in five Australian cities with 90,000 members who have clocked up more than three million trips.
In a further boost to the environment, the GoGet fleet has newer and more fuel-efficient cars including hybrid vehicles, and each vehicle is shared between approximately 23 members.
GoGet reports that people drive on average 20 per cent less after becoming a member and that each GoGet car leads to nine private cars being taken off the road.