REMEMBER when petrol was 37p a litre? You
could enjoy those days again simply by sharing your car with other people.
That’s the message from
Nottinghamshire County Council which is urging people to give car sharing a go
as part of National Liftshare Week, taking place from Monday 1st
Car sharing – where two or more
people travel together – allows people to benefit from the convenience of the
car, whilst alleviating the associated problems of congestion and pollution.
The County Council uses the
nationwide Liftshare website to host its own www.nottinghamshare.com
car-sharing scheme which is free to join and use.
Under the scheme residents – both
drivers and passengers – can register and search for potential car sharing
partners in their area.
You can share a car for any journey:
getting to and from work, doing the weekly shop, taking the children to school,
going to the match at the weekend, travelling to a festival, event or show,
getting to or from university, visiting friends or getting to the airport – the
choice is yours!
The benefits of car sharing are
l it saves you money – travelling with others can
reduce your transport costs by up to £1,000 a year
l it reduces the number of cars on the roads -
resulting in less congestion, less pollution and fewer parking problems
l it provides a real solution to the transport
problems of rural areas
l it gives employees and employers more transport
l it reduces the need for a private car
"The benefits of car sharing are
numerous,” says Coun Richard Jackson, chairman of the County Council’s transport
and highways committee.
"It reduces traffic pollution, frees up parking
spaces and lowers the stress of rush-hour traffic. It can also be an enjoyable
social activity as it gives you a chance to make friends.”
Liftshare Week runs from October 1
to 5. To join the Nottinghamshare car schare scheme for free, visit www.nottinghamshare.com