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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 March, 2005, 11:45 GMT
City car sharing scheme abandoned
A scheme which allowed drivers to meet up at a park and ride and lift share into Bristol has been dropped.

South Gloucestershire Council was offering free parking at the Aspects Leisure Park in Longwell Green for lift sharing motorists.

The drivers would then continue the rest of their journey in one car instead of two.

Councillor Pat Hockey, in charge of environment and transport, admitted that the scheme had been a flop.

"We got to the point when it was suck-it-and-see or abandon it.

"The suggestion was it would work, but it hasn't, so we discontinued it and we'll be reviewing the lease on the car park."

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