Researched carried out by the Royal Holloway University of London indicated that 50% of commuters say they would be willing to share a car if they could find someone suitable to travel with. National liftshare Day aims to make today the day that those 50% give it a try.
National liftshare Day aims to increase the number of car sharers in the UK by 20% on 14th June this year. If the national average car occupancy can be raised from 1.6 to 2 people then the UK’s CO2 emissions from cars would experience a 20% reduction, helping the UK to achieve the 2012 target set out in the Kyoto Protocol.
With over 116,000 members across the UK www.Liftshare.com has already gone a long way towards encouraging car sharing as a sustainable and cost effective way to travel. Major initiatives such as National liftshare Day have proven to be vitally important at raising public awareness on a large scale.
Managing Director of liftshare.com, the organisation behind National liftshare Day said:
"Our aim for today is to reach out to those people who would not normally consider car sharing and encouraging them to give it a try. In our experience once a person tries car sharing they soon realize that the personal, cost, convenience and environmental benefits soon outweigh any excuse not to.
"We all want to find simple actions we can take to help reduce our CO2 emissions and sharing a car is one of the easiest ways to do so - and it will save you money! A typical Liftshare member will save over 1 tonne of CO2 a year and Â£1000 by sharing a car. The Liftshare database is now so large that you may have the choice of dozens of potential matches - so there is a great chance of finding your perfect travel companion."
www.Liftshare.com is FREE for anyone to join simply by logging details of any journey they wish to make. The advanced matching software will then provide members with a map and details of others who are travelling the same way.
Register today and recommend the site to friends, family and colleagues and save yourself money whist doing your bit for the environment and helping the UK to get wasted empty seats off the UK's roads.
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