Liftshare has once again proved itself to be one of the big hitters in the transport and environment sectors, winning two national awards in the space of two days.
At a ceremony last Wednesday, founder Ali Clabburn accepted the RTPI's Transport Planning Network Award 2009 for "outstanding contribution to promoting sustainable transport at a local level". The following night, he received the IHT / Parsons Brinckerhoff Environmental Award.
"IHT welcomed this entry as an example of a well-planned and self-funded social enterprise that has exceeded its own performance targets for membership," said David Tarrant, president of the IHT (Institution of Highways and Transportation). "It passes the 'would my mother/children use it?' test, and we believe it is a sustainable and innovative idea with the potential to be rolled-out widely as it is potentially a strong commercial proposition and is a smart solution for those who live and work in the UK."
Chris Ferrary, Chair of the RTPI / TPS Transport Planning Network, said: "Liftshare makes an excellent contribution to promoting sustainable transport and meeting the climate change agenda. It proves that a good idea can work very well indeed. A deserved winner."
"It is a great privilege to see Liftshare recognised by both of these highly respected organisations," said Ali. "We were quite surprised to win when we saw the competition we faced, and indeed what is a particular joy for me is for us to be held up as an example of best practice for both transport planning and the environment.
"It is not easy to achieve something which succeeds in both fields - but we pride ourselves on our dedication and innovation, and awards like this demonstrate that we are achieving our mission."
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