Brisbane is often touted as a “city of cars” and one of the country’s “cities of choice” for car rentals.
However, a new study says that for many Brisbaneers, the city is actually a “gig economy”.
The City Council’s “CarRental” report, which examines the trends and challenges facing Brisbane’s car rental sector, said a large number of Brisbane residents were “in short supply” with the need for a car is increasing.
“We believe the City Council has been aware of the significant challenges facing the car rental industry for some time and are currently working to ensure Brisbane can continue to provide an affordable, convenient and convenient alternative to car rental,” the report said.
According to the report, the City of Brisbane’s CarRental Strategy 2020 was “designed to increase the level of accessibility for residents, particularly those living in the CBD”.
“To achieve this, the Strategy includes the development of a comprehensive plan to improve car rental accessibility across Brisbane, the provision of more parking facilities, a plan for more flexible and flexible car rental options, and further action on car rental availability,” it said.
The City of Queensland’s “car rental strategy” is aimed at making the CBD “more accessible” for people living in a CBD, with more parking spaces and flexible rates.
It said it would be “essential” to increase car rental opportunities in the city, including the availability of “car parks”, and make “local transport more accessible”.
A “car park” is an area that can accommodate cars for the use of pedestrians and cyclists.
The report found that the average car rental fee for a two-bedroom apartment in Brisbane is $4,715.
Brisbane’s car-sharing service B2B CarRent also operates a car park service for residents who want to use the car for a short term rental.
While this service provides a car-share option for the community, it also has its own challenges, with car-park users “generally finding themselves short on space, without access to shared bike and walking spaces, and unable to park cars in a well-lit area”.
B2B has been offering a carpark for residents in the Brisbane CBD since March this year, and has been “delivering the car park experience that Brisbaneians expect”, the City council said.