Barking Riverside has a new car-sharing scheme. The Enterprise Car Club is a rental platform that enables you to hire vehicles in the area with the simple click of an app. The fuel-efficient cars in the collection - including this red Hyundai i10 - are available to rent by the hour or the day, with low rates starting from just £4.95 per hour. What’s more, new Riverside residents can claim a free 12-month membership to the Car Club, with an additional £50 driving credit.
Enterprise Car Club membership is an economical, efficient, and convenient way to get around London. Research has shown that over 12 months, Car Club members spend on average 43% less on fuel costs and maintenance, compared to car owners. Shared car schemes like this help save the planet too, removing privately-owned cars off the roads. Furthermore, Enterprise Car Club vehicles produce on average of 29% less CO2 than the national average for a vehicle, thus helping to reduce a Londoner’s transport carbon footprint by as much as 73%, as well as saving almost 50,000 tonnes of CO2 in one year.
For Riverside residents, the car hire system provides a fantastic way to get around London and head out to the countryside. Situated just 0.6 miles from the A13, 2.7 miles from the A406 North Circular and 7.9 miles from the M11, the area is brilliantly connected to the UK’s motorway network.
For instance, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – home to ArcelorMittal Orbit slide, London Aquatics Centre - is just 20 minutes by car. If a big shopping trip is on the cards, neighbouring Westfield Stratford has almost 2 million sq. ft of retail space, making it one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. Or for an escape to the country, Epping Forest’s 6,200 acres of woodland and marshland is a 30-minute drive away, with the beautiful Essex and Kent countryside in easy reach by car.