Tower Hamlets congestion tackled with pay-by-the-hour mobility service

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Working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Ubeeqo, a Europcar Mobility Group company is helping the residents of Tower Hamlets tackle the cost of car ownership, congestion and parking.  Providing a cost-effective and convenient alternative to car ownership, the Ubeeqo car club is providing residents with access to up to 60 vehicles across the borough.  And a special promotion running through the rest of October is giving residents the chance to try out the service by offering new members £20 Free Driving Credit for a limited-time only.

“By providing flexible access to the latest, brand-new vehicles, we are bringing a new, low-impact and low-cost travel option to Tower Hamlets, benefitting the whole community.” said Patrick Cresswell, Managing Director of Ubeeqo UK.

“Once residents experience the convenience and cost-effectiveness of Ubeeqo, we expect many to consider selling their privately-owned vehicles – on average every car sharing vehicle added to the road in the UK removes 10 privately-owned vehicles. Not only will this provide personal cost savings, but fewer privately-owned cars in the Borough will mean a reduction in congestion and parking pressure too, having a positive impact on all residents.

Robin Payne, International Division Director for Public Realm of Tower Hamlets Council added: “We are delighted to be working with Ubeeqo because we can now offer our residents access to a car when they need it – without the cost and maintenance burden of ownership.  Whether locals are looking for a vehicle for a couple of hours to buy their groceries or a whole day for a family trip, the Ubeeqo car club will provide instant access to brand new, fully-loaded vehicles.  This will not only help to improve air quality but also encourage the use of more sustainable and active modes of transport.”

Ubeeqo vehicles are specially adapted to include an RFID card access system, meaning the cars can be booked online or via the Ubeeqo mobile app, and used by several different people throughout the day at a cost starting from just £4.50 per hour, or £40 for 24 hours. The cars can be booked for any length of time (over one hour). 50 miles of fuel, London Congestion Charge and insurance is included in this price, and the minimum membership age is just 21.

Tower Hamlets residents & businesses are eligible for FREE lifetime Ubeeqo Membership and £20 Free Driving Credit. Simply visit:https://welcome.ubeeqo.com/th/ and enter promo code: THLAUNCH when prompted to claim this special promotion. Be quick, this offer expires 31stOctober 2018.

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  1. Improve air quality?? What utter rubbish. Ubeeqo/zip car blight the lives of tower hamlets residents. group’s of young men hire there cars for a few pounds an hour, pull up in the bays and party 24/7. They leave the engines running, smoke hash, then dump their empty take away packets and drinks bottles outside on the pavement. If challenge them, they throw stones and other objects at you/your property.

    If the bays are empty the are used 7 am to 10pm for an endless round of Waitrose (the main culprit) deliveries. Failing that they are used by drug dealers..who pull up in the empty bays, another car pulls up alongside and the deal is done.

    Zip, Ubeeqo, tower hamlets all a little self congratulatory but these new car club bays are actually a total blight on out neighbourhood.

    Come on London Post, stop giving free publicity to these corporates who have monetized our pavements and communities. Tower Hamlets have done everything to avoid dealing with complaints. They have planted these bays outside social housing, adding to vulnerable residents struggles, no consultation, no help, it’s all about the money. Ker ching.

  2. Ever since the council and Ubeeqo colluded to change the residents bays to car club holders they they have become a space for
    – drug dealers
    – non stop deliveries from Waitrose (from 6am to gone 10pm) and often several an hour
    – an informal resting stop for uber drivers waiting for their next job, usuually in the early hours of the morning and accompanied by high-volume mobile phone calls (often through loudspeaker)
    – groups of young me hiring up to 3 cars at a time, parking up, gathering on the pavement, smoking hash and drinking – being incredibly noisy.

    If this is happening late at night, any attempt to ask them to lower the volume results in stones, bottles being thrown at the property – round the clock drop-offs , people shouting up to the upper floors to announce their arrival,
    -a pit-stop for a ciggie break or to eat mcdonalds – with all the refuse being dumped outside, either in gutter or outside my front door Council incredibly defensive of their scheme (it generates income from the hire car companies and they maintain it curbs congestion.
    However, in my view they exacerbate littering, pollution, crime and traffic movement in the area.

  3. Ever since the council changed the residents bays to car club holders they they have become a space for – drug dealers – non stop deliveries from Waitrose (from 6am to gone 10pm) and often several an hour – an informal resting stop for uber drivers waiting for their next job, usuually in the early hours of the morning and accompanied by high-volume mobile phone calls (often through loudspeaker) – groups of young me hiring up to 3 cars at a time, parking up, gathering on the pavement, smoking hash and drinking – being incredibly noisy. If this is happening late at night, any attempt to ask them to lower the volume results in stones, bottles being thrown at the property – round the clock drop-offs , people shouting up to the upper floors to announce their arrival, -a pit-stop for a ciggie break or to eat mcdonalds – with all the refuse being dumped outside, either in gutter or outside my front door Council incredibly defensive of their scheme (it generates income from the hire car companies and they maintain it curbs congestion. However, in my view they exacerbate littering, pollution, crime and traffic movement in the area.

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