Now here's a powerful illustration of how car-sharing has taken off...
When Liftshare launched back in 1998, it took us over two years to reach our first 10,000 members. This morning we saw that 10,889 new members joined last month alone.
"Petrol was 61p a litre when Liftshare began, and as we've watched petrol prices steadily increase since then, we've also seen a steady growth in people wanting to share the cost of driving," says Liftshare's founder, Ali Clabburn.
"But reaching nearly 11,000 new members in one month is also a tribute to all those organisations which work hard to encourage their staff or community to share cars rather than drive alone."
One enthusiastic lift-sharer, Sarah Maitland, put it very neatly: "Car-sharing is a genius idea. It's saving me money, saving mileage on my car and gives me the chance to meet new people."
A total of 475,000 people have now joined the Liftshare network since it was launched.
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