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Car ownership in the inner city

26 November 2015

Aligned with the increasing trend of low car ownership in the inner city, the initial results of a study by sustainability consultants Kinesis have highlighted the potential to reduce the number of car parking spaces provided in new inner city apartments by promoting innovative programs including car sharing.

The draft study by Kinesis reviewed plans for urban renewal along the rail corridor from Central to Macdonaldtown and Erskineville stations to assess the impact on environmental sustainability.

The study identified that the average City of Sydney household owns less than one car, one in four people aged 18 to 35 do not have a licence or own a car, and 8% of City of Sydney residents are car share members.

“Given decreasing car ownership rates in the inner city, and how close these areas are to public transport, it is important we understand how to positively capitalise on these trends to create more green and liveable neighbourhoods, ease future pressure on local street parking and deliver savings for both residents and the environment,” said Program Director Troy Daly.

A fact sheet from the study night is available here.

The full study will be available when complete.

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