Lib Dem analysis of Parliamentary Answers reveals:
Commenting, Paul Marsden MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister, said:
"National liftshare Day is a welcome reminder to all car users to think about sharing journeys. Car sharing is sociable, saves money, and reduces congestion and pollution. It is a win-win situation.
"Yet the Government has given little consideration to how we can best use these 'soft' measures to use our road space more effectively. And the concept of liftsharing has not been considered at all.
"Alistair Darling has conceded that traffic will continue to rise and with fewer people choosing to share there will be even more cars on our roads. The Government must make reducing congestion a real priority and the promotion of car sharing should play an important role."
Ali Clabburn, Managing Director of liftshare, added:
"This research has highlighted the results that can be achieved by increasing vehicle occupancy figures in the UK. Company travel surveys show that around 50% of commuters would share a car if they could find someone suitable to travel with.
"A small amount of investment in supporting car-sharing could result in dramatic reductions in congestion and pollution across the UK."
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