The Times: The city that pays drivers £3,000 to give up their cars

October 17, 2021

A UK government program inspired by UMP’s mobility credits scheme is offering up to £3,000 grants to be spent on public transport to Coventry residents who give up a car, to study if this encourages a shift away from car dependency, Nicholas Hellen of the Times reports.

While participants report benefits like saving money on a second car, they have also experienced challenges using alternatives like public transit with children. As clean air zones expand in cities, experts say a generational shift and subscription models could reduce car ownership.

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