Sick of expensive travel costs? Why not give car-sharing a go and discover the benefits of pooling resources?
It’s National Liftshare Week this week (2 to 8 October), which aims to encourages more people to share their journeys and fill up some of the 38 million empty seats during rush hour.
The yearly event takes place every October across the country and celebrates the social, environmental and financial benefits of car-sharing.
The typical commuter who car-shares every day saves about £1,000 a year. Knowing you can dramatically cut down your carbon footprint and help reduce congestion is also worth getting excited about.
Anyone can lift-share, no matter the destination. You don’t even need a car to get involved, many members are happy to give a lift in return for a contribution to their fuel costs and some good chat! It’s a great way to meet new people.
Carshare Dorset is an online resource to match up drivers and passengers who are heading the same way. If you haven’t yet joined, you can do so now for free.
Just follow the instructions to register and add your journey details. Then search for a match, get in touch and get sharing.
Cllr Daryl Turner, Dorset County Council’s Cabinet member for natural and built environment, said: “We are pleased to support National Liftshare Week and encourage both drivers and passengers to give it a try.
“You don’t have to share a car every day. Even sharing once a week with someone makes a big difference. You’d be surprised how much the benefits add up over time. We’re talking financial savings as well as helping to protect the environment. Plus you might make some great new connections.”
There are nearly 4,500 members already signed up, including both people looking for lifts and drivers wanting passengers to share journeys with.
Cheap, social and green travel is just a click away.