liftshare’s Managing Director, Ali Clabburn, commented on the trend in his speech at the Landor conference on Car-sharing held in London on Thursday:
“Although more and more people are benefiting from car-sharing, there’s a long way to go before we can car-sharing is recognised as a mainstream form of transport.”
He went on to say:
“Car use has increased considerably since 1980, whilst use of public transport has remained consistent over the same time period. In fact car use now accounts for 80% of the total distance travelled per person.”
“Car-sharing can provide a real solution to the problems associated with car-use, without being in any way ‘anti-car’.”
Ali revealed that a 10% increase in the average occupancy of cars could reduce road traffic by the same amount as a 100% increase in rail services.
More than 100 transport professionals attended the Car-share Conference, including Dr Jacqui Wilkinson, Head of Sustainable Travel Initiatives at the Department for Transport and Nick Illsley, Chief Executive of Transport Direct.
For more information and photos please contact Imogen Martineau, Development Manager, liftshare.com on imogen@Liftshare.com or on 07944 401111.
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