Car Sharing – Register

Use the form below to register for car sharing with colleagues. It’s said that over half of drivers would share a car to work if there was someone suitable to travel with. By registering, the Green team will be able to help network staff together.

Convincing benefits

There are considerable benefits:

  • reduced costs
  • reduced congestion and pollution
  • improved access in areas with limited public transport (have you spotted the new red parking spaces allocated to car sharing staff at Stennack House?!).

Facts

  • Traffic has increased by over 60% since 1980.
  • Cars are the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Congestion costs the UK £19 billion a year.
  • Public transport costs are rising.
  • Every day there are 10 million empty seats on our roads.

What difference can car sharing make?

Coinciding with National Lift Share day on June 14th, Halifax Insurance reported convincing statistics showing that by giving a colleague a lift and only using their cars every other day drivers would:

  • considerably reduce their costs*
  • help reduce congestion**
  • help reduce the harmful effects of emissions on the environment.

Over ten million cars travel each day at rush hour with no passengers, the study found, which translates to around 38 million empty seats.

Despite the fact that two thirds of drivers believe car-sharing is a good idea, just one in five actively share their morning journeys – meaning a further seven million drivers could car-share.

 

*Drivers could halve their motoring costs by getting involved in car sharing with a neighbour, friend or colleague, according to a new study.  A survey by Halifax Car Insurance found that drivers travelling to work alone each day spend around £1,017 on expenses such as petrol.

**If average car occupancy were to increase by half – with 2.37 persons per car rather than 1.58 – it would lead to a one-third fall in traffic. A 10% car occupancy rise would reduce congestion by as much as a doubling rail usage. Over ten million cars travel each day at rush hour with no passengers, the study found, which translates to around 38 million empty seats.

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