Car share

Car sharing is a system whereby people making the same journey share a single vehicle.

Why car share?

Car sharing can benefit both employers and employees.

For employers:

  • Frees up parking spaces on-site
  • Eases congestion around your site
  • Demonstrates you are a socially responsible employer
  • Can help reduce parking costs (where applicable)

For employees:

  • Saves money
  • Reduces wear and tear to vehicles
  • Reduces congestion
  • Helps the environment
  • Provides a real solution to the transport problems of rural areas
  • Flexible – can be used for regular commute or one-off trip

How to car share

It is not necessary to commit to car sharing every day – small efforts still have a big impact. Car sharing can be done in several ways – some of the most popular systems are:

  • Employees can organise informal car sharing themselves.
  • Employers can implement a formal scheme, either directly or through a specialist contractor.
  • Some employers provide a minibus or minivan to pick up a group of commuters. Larger organisations could arrange this if enough employees travel from a similar area, or along the same route.
  • Some employers are trialling contracts with local taxi companies.

Next steps

For more information visit Nottinghamshare. The site brings together potential lift-sharing partners from across Nottingham.

Also check out Liftshare to calculate how much sharing a car on your commute can save you.

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