Membership of liftshare.com, the UK’s largest car sharing network, has recently passed the 200,000 mark – saving 13,500 tonnes of CO2. More than 4,500,000 trees would have to be planted to achieve the same impact on CO2 levels.
Growing at a rapid rate of 300 members a day, liftshare is experiencing exponential growth. By matching individuals travelling in the same direction, the pioneering system helps thousands of individuals every day to save money and do their bit for the environment.
By sharing their daily journey a liftshare member typically saves themselves £1000 and a tonne of CO2 per year, reducing their carbon footprint by as much as 10% a year.
In addition to the public access network, liftshare provides car sharing schemes to more than 900 clients forming a vital part of their travel plans as local authorities, businesses, healthcare and educational establishments seek to increase their level of social responsibility and demonstrate their commitment to the environment by cutting congestion and reducing their carbon footprint.
Regular car sharer Almina from Harrogate comments: “My carsharer and I are now good friends. We look forward to our drives to and from work and both enjoy having someone to chat to on the dull commute! And it was so easy to get into a routine and we both love the fact that we’re saving money!”
Every day there are 38 million empty seats on UK roads. With 200,000 members liftshare is now the largest system of its kind in the world but there are still millions of individuals and businesses in the UK who would benefit from car sharing; saving money and reducing their carbon footprint.
You can read more about the Liftshare scheme for companies here – which includes explanations on how its journey matching tools works and its sustainability planning.