My shares are worth a fortune
May 02, 2013 » The Sun » Read original article
Johanna Bell gives sharing a try - from pets, to meals, to liftshare.com!
The 10 Best money-saving websites
Mar 19, 2013 » The Independent » Read original article
From finding cheap rail fares, to getting cash back on your old mobile, to saving money with Liftshare.com - The Independent's top 10.
The new faces of car-sharing
Feb 18, 2013 » Mobility magazine » Read original article
The European transport magazine profiles the story behind Liftshare.com, and how the UK’s largest car-sharing network allows individuals and businesses to ease the financial and parking challenges of car commuting.
"Just getting to work is an unaffordable luxury"
Jan 05, 2013 » Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Those who commute by car could check out car-sharing websites such as liftshare.com to see if anyone else is going the same way, allowing them to save on fuel by doubling up.
The key to solving global gridlock
Oct 31, 2012 » The Guardian » Read original article
Until recently, sharing a ride to work was something arranged at the office water cooler. The internet has changed all that, with office-workers now linking up with a much wider pool of drivers.
Stop spending – start sharing instead
Oct 21, 2012 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
As seven in 10 car journeys are made by just one person, joining a liftshare scheme makes financial sense.
For instance, Liftshare.com matches people with similar journeys in order to reduce the costs of motoring while alleviating congestion and pollution.
On the Money: Cut corners on car costs
May 15, 2012 » Evening Standard (London) » Read original article
If you drive a popular commuter route or are planning a long trip, seek out petrol contributions by looking for a lift share. Ask locally, contact Facebook friends or use a site such as liftshare.com.
How to cut the cost of your commute
Mar 14, 2012 » AOL.co.uk » Read original article
Liftshare, the UK's biggest car-sharing network, saw 64,000 new members in 2010, rising to 71,000 in 2011. This means it is on track to hit 500,000 members by April. The site reports that the typical commuter who car-shares every day saves about £800 a year, but many save much more.
How sharing became trendy
Feb 29, 2012 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Like many car owners, I live in denial about how much it costs to buy and run my car, compared to how little I use it. The average car sits idle for 92 per cent of its life. Cars are rarely seen as a great investment at the best of times, but when you throw in usage rates, it makes throwing money down the drain seem like a cheap pastime. That’s why car share schemes have really taken off.
Swap and share: the new ways to make cash
Feb 13, 2012 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Drive a bargain
The cost of motoring is in overdrive thanks to rocketing fuel and insurance costs. Seventy per cent of car journeys are made by just one person, so why not consider using Liftshare.com to find someone to travel with?
How to cut the cost of commuting
Feb 11, 2012 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Lucy finally found a way to slash her travel costs last April – by filling the empty seats in her car with other commuters. Through the liftshare.com website, Lucy located three other people already in a car share, and who were making the same commute. She asked to join them and now alternates driving with car owners Rob Scott, 28, and Tom McDonald, 29. Fourth commuter Maisie Platts, 27, chips in £4-£5 a day for fuel.
How to be rich in 2012
Jan 13, 2012 » The Daily Express » Read original article
Money-making guru Jasmine Birtles reveals her secrets of transforming your finances in 12 months... (including "Save petrol by sharing lifts through liftshare").
The best money-saving apps and websites
Oct 13, 2011 » The Independent » Read original article
With petrol prices sky-high, the AA says 76 per cent of motorists have decided to cut down on driving. You could save money by hitching a lift to work (liftshare.com/uk).
Feeling the pinch? Six risk-free ways to stretch your spending power and boost your income
Sep 19, 2011 » Mail on Sunday » Read original article
Finding a companion to share the cost of journeys is one way to beat rising fuel costs and growing numbers are turning to organised schemes to help them find a suitable passenger or driver. Sometimes sharers take it in turns to use their own car. In other partnerships, one person drives while their passengers pay an agreed sum towards costs.
You're not a social enterprise unless you share
Jul 01, 2011 » Guardian online » Read original article
If you call yourself a social entrepreneur, then you have a responsibility to share. [...] Consume differently by using car sharing or lift sharing services, this can reduce each employee's carbon emissions by at least 1,590 pounds a year. Try Streetcar, WhipCar, City Car Club or liftshare.com.
Sharing your car can ease the daily tedium of travelling
Jun 12, 2011 » Mail on Sunday » Read original article
Liftshare is one of the biggest car-pooling schemes, with more than 400,000 drivers and passengers registered. It helps employers set up and run car-pooling schemes for their staff and more than 600 firms, universities and local authorities have signed up.
Attleborough businessman wins green transport prize
May 07, 2011 » Read original article
An innovative personalised journey planner designed by an Attleborough man which aims to take the hassle out of the daily commute has scooped top prize at a national competition.
Five ways to cut the cost of festivals
Apr 01, 2011 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Sharing car rides among your friends means you could split the cost of petrol, motorway tolls or ferry rides. If you don't have enough friends going to fill your vehicle, contact www.liftshare.com/uk
Martin Lewis' money-saving ideas
Mar 24, 2011 » Lorraine TV (Lorraine Kelly, ITV) » Read original article
"Drive less! liftshare is a wonderful little website where you can find other people in your area... you can share a lift with them and cut the petrol costs."
How to beat the budget
Mar 23, 2011 » i Independent » Read original article
liftshare.com helps put you in touch with more people who might be going your way. The site matches up drivers with spare seats and other people who just want to travel and are willing to chip in with the petrol. For the passengers, it’s a lot cheaper than a taxi and for both driver and driven, the savings could roll into the hundreds over a year.
Fuel costs 'push up car-sharing'
Mar 21, 2011 » BBC News website » Read original article
The high price of fuel may be persuading tens of thousands more people to change their trip to work - by sharing the driving duties.
Lift share and shave hundreds from your petrol expenditure
Mar 12, 2011 » The Guardian » Read original article
As prices at the pumps continue to soar, you could cut £2,000 from your motoring costs by sharing a lift in the morning.
Seven swaps to drive down your petrol costs
Feb 01, 2011 » LoveMoney.com » Read original article
Share and share alike:
Swap privacy for economy: If you really do need to travel by road, getting involved in a car-share scheme could save you a packet.
For example, Liftshare helps you find other people going your way, and is the biggest car-share network in the UK.
Check out this useful cost calculator, which works out exactly how the savings add up if you share with one or more people.
Cameron offers hope of relief on petrol price pain as he hints at fuel tax reform in March budget
Jan 14, 2011 » Daily Mail » Read original article
Research from car-share group Liftshare shows a 63 per cent rise in motorists signing up to UK car-share groups in the first half of January, compared with the same period last year.
Liftshare founder Ali Clabburn said: ‘With petrol prices steadily increasing, and the recession not making things easier, it’s no surprise to see that more and more people are wanting to share.
‘I think we will see share requests continue to increase over the coming months too, as increased VAT and fuel duty kick in, and other commuters are forced off the trains by the big increase in rail fares.’
Attleborough firm helps snow-hit commuters
Nov 29, 2010 » Eastern Daily Press » Read original article
A Norfolk company has today launched a new website to help commuters hit by the snowy weather.
Log on, jump in and drop off … more and more Scots join the car-share revolution
Oct 03, 2010 » Sunday Herald (Scotland) » Read original article
Since September 2008, the number of people who have signed up to one of Scotland’s online ‘liftshare’ networks has increased by 50% from 16,200 to 24,300. There has been a similar rise throughout the UK, with numbers leaping from 270,000 to nearly 400,000.
Club together to save money
Sep 14, 2010 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
If you're driving to work every day in an otherwise empty car, you may be spending more on petrol than you need. If you don't have a friend going the same way as you, there are several websites that will allow you to link up with other travellers... According to Liftshare, the average car-sharer could save £4.61 on a 10-mile journey – a significant saving over a working year.
Sep 05, 2010 » The Sunday Herald » Read original article
Others reduce car use by sharing lifts to and from work, co-ordinated nationally by the Liftshare network. Alasdair Nisbet, a 42-year-old research scientist, commutes from Glasgow to the Moredun Research Institute outside Edinburgh.
“Car sharing really helps financially as well as reducing pollution,” he said. “It also allows you to go back to sleep a couple of days a week while your share-partner is driving.”
How to save money at a festival
Jun 28, 2010 » Cosmopolitan » Read original article
Getting there: ...Or buddy up with another driver for free so you can share the cost of petrol and meet fellow festival fans at www.liftshare.com/uk
Five ways to save money at a pop festival
Jun 15, 2010 » The Telegraph » Read original article
4. Share the experience
Sharing car rides among your friends means you could split the cost of petrol, motorway tolls or ferry rides. If you don't have enough friends going to fill your vehicle, contact www.liftshare.com/uk or www.freewheelers.co.uk to find others going your way. Forums on the festivals' official websites can also help.
South Norfolk firm short-listed for emissions accolade
May 10, 2010 » EDP » Read original article
Liftshare.com has been shortlisted in the Grass Roots Project category at this year's The Observer Ethical Awards.
Five ways the web can save you £2,000
Apr 26, 2010 » The Times » Read original article
liftshare.com already has more than 364,000 users, some of whom say they have saved up to £2,000 in petrol costs by pooling car journeys. The site is free to join and you simply upload your route to find someone travelling your way — whether it be by car, motorbike or taxi. Liftshare set up its own Twitter feed to help people get home after last week’s air travel chaos.
Norfolk firm helps stranded travellers get home
Apr 21, 2010 » EDP » Read original article
“It feels quite surreal. We've dealt with a lot of issues - like the bombings in London - but we never expected to be dealing with a volcano. It's very heartening to know we're doing our bit to get people home.”
Every mode but silly walks to get around
Apr 17, 2010 » New York Times » Read original article
Some people resorted to a digital version of the old-fashioned hitchhiker’s thumb. Liftshare.com, a Web site based in Britain that matches drivers with passengers, experienced “a very marked increase” in international destinations served since British airports shut down, featuring destinations as far afield as Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Stockholm and Croatia.
Sustainable commuting has never been so easy
Mar 30, 2010 » The Independent » Read original article
For Lisa Blezard, 26, an information systems officer at Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, car-sharing with two council colleagues, who give her the money they would have spent on buses, provides good conversation and an extra source of income as well as reducing her carbon footprint.
25 of the best money-saving websites
Mar 09, 2010 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
#23 - Why not cut your fuel costs by carpooling? This journey-matching site offers a greener way to travel while saving you hundreds of pounds in petrol.
Six ways to cut your car insurance costs
Jan 25, 2010 » MSN Money » Read original article
1. Leave your car at home - and if you don't live locally, sites such as liftshare.com could help put you in touch with someone driving your direction.
Snow boost for car-sharing
Jan 15, 2010 » Isle of Wight "County Press" » Read original article
WITH the recent bad weather, many Islanders have shared lifts to and from work. Now, highways chiefs at the Isle of Wight Council are hoping commuters will consider continuing to share their vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and ease congestion on the Island’s roads.
Student finance: some online student gems
Dec 02, 2009 » The Independent » Read original article
Ideas to help students save money - including car-sharing through liftshare.com
Ethics in the workplace
Nov 29, 2009 » Guardian.co.uk » Read original article
As well as appealing to clients and customers, ethical businesses find it easier to recruit and retain staff. One way is to set up a car-sharing club - liftshare will do all the hard work.
CSR: drivers are willing to car-share to reduce congestion and pollution
Nov 25, 2009 » HR magazine » Read original article
"Car-sharing has established a growing following among commuters and we expect to see steady growth in the number of people using internet lift-sharing sites or workplace schemes."
Bilingual car-sharing project is launched
Nov 06, 2009 » BBC » Read original article
A web-based car sharing scheme has been launched which now means the network covers the whole of Wales.
Sep 11, 2009 » EDP » Read original article
Founder of liftshare recognised as one of the 'Future 50' enterpreneurs to be watched...
Ten ways to keep students solvent
Aug 23, 2009 » The Sunday Times » Read original article
The cost of travelling home or visiting friends at other universities can soon add up. Studentcarshare.com is a free website that links members looking for a lift with those who are happy to share their car in return for a contribution to petrol costs.
Back seat drivers could be good for you, research shows
Aug 18, 2009 » Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Car-sharing is better for a driver's stress levels.
Six ways to cut your car costs
Aug 10, 2009 » MSN » Read original article
Car insurance costs are soaring. Six ways from MSN (UK) to cut your car costs...
Park and share to save money and the planet
Jun 27, 2009 » Lincolnshire Echo » Read original article
Road signs aiming to slash the number of cars entering Lincoln will soon greet motorists on their daily commute. Messages about car sharing and alternate transport suggestions will be included on new signs stationed on the outskirts of the city from September.
More car pool to festivals
Jun 25, 2009 » Music Week » Read original article
Around 20,000 people have now joined liftshare's festival website, www.FestivalBUDi.com. The site helps music fans find someone else travelling the same way so they can share their journey to any of 25 festivals around the UK.
Go green at this summer's festivals
Jun 24, 2009 » Formby Times » Read original article
If you don't fancy the train or coach you can always contact others travelling to the festival on the car-sharing website www.liftshare.com.
Weary giants and new technology
Jun 23, 2009 » The Independent » Read original article
Whether it's Liftshare, or Patient Opinion, Freecycle or School of Everything, the UK already has a vibrant scene of developers and entrepreneurs using technology to work on 'stuff that matters'.
Tube Strike: how to get around London
Jun 19, 2009 » Sky News » Read original article
You're probably not the only person trying to get to the office in the same part of town. There are a number of websites to help you find people driving that way - you just have to chip in for petrol.
Drivers give thumbs-down to hitchhikers - but car-share schemes are getting more popular
Jun 12, 2009 » Which? » Read original article
Ten of the best money-saving websites
May 31, 2009 » The Times » Read original article
The top places online to find deals and tips
Antrim car sharers save £1,500 a year
Feb 17, 2009 » Antrim Times » Read original article
THE average Antrim commuter can save at least £1,500 a year by sharing the journey with friends and colleagues, new figures have revealed. The figures, provided for Travelwise NI by the leading car-share service provider Liftshare UK, show the substantial financial savings commuters can make by travelling with another person on a daily basis.
Dot.com pioneer's Eureka moment
Feb 13, 2009 » EDP - businesses pages » Read original article
His business works with 86pc of the country's public authorities - from councils to NHS trusts - and manages more than 1,000 private schemes for companies ranging from FTSE-100 players with thousands of employees to family-owned firms with a workforce of barely more than 100.
Essence of the Entrepreneur winners announced
Jan 29, 2009 » Growing Business Online » Read original article
Now in its third year, the BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur competition has once again found 20 entrepreneurs who are defining the UK's small business landscape.
Car-share boss smells success
Jan 16, 2009 » Diss Express » Read original article
A panel of judges led by BBC TV Dragons' Den star Peter Jones has named the founder of Attleborough-based Liftshare, 'best male' in an entrepreneur competition.
Norfolk lift-share success
Jan 15, 2009 » EDP » Read original article
As drivers continue to look for ways to save money during the recession, the number of people signing up to Norfolk car-sharing scheme liftshare.com has hit 300,000.
Car-sharing cameras being tested
Jan 13, 2009 » BBC News » Read original article
Four out of five cars driving into cities at rush hour have only one person in them. The government believes encouraging people to share journeys will help combat congestion. It wants councils to look at building more "high-occupancy vehicle" lanes.
Car-sharing: a timely New Year's Resolution
Jan 12, 2009 » This is the West Country » Read original article
Studies show that if everyone who drives to work and back alone every day shared with someone else, commuting car journeys would fall by 25%.
Cut your carbon footprint with liftshare
Jan 11, 2009 » Ethical & Green » Read original article
Something is happening in the world of car-sharing: drivers are no longer happy to sit in traffic jams, surrounded by other single-occupancy vehicles, and more of them than ever have been signing up to car-sharing schemes.
Car club boosted after petrol rises
Dec 28, 2008 » Telegraph & Argus » Read original article
Soaring petrol prices earlier this year have caused a surge in membership of Bradford's car-share club.
Tighten our belts
Dec 08, 2008 » Doing things differently - BLOG » Read original article
A great example of this is Liftshare - an organisation that works to bring about sustainable change by encouraging individuals to do things together. There are now 290,000+ people registered and several inspirational stories have emerged.
How car-share scheme helps save the planet
Dec 04, 2008 » Yorkshire Evening Post » Read original article
Motorists across Leeds are being urged to help reduce congestion on the citys choked roads by car sharing.
Norfolk entrepreneur wins top award
Dec 01, 2008 » EDP - businesses pages » Read original article
liftshare's founder named one of the 'Future 100' young entrepreneurs of the year.
Chamber car-sharing scheme
Nov 20, 2008 » Great Yarmouth Mercury » Read original article
NORFOLK Chamber of Commerce has recently established a car-sharing scheme for its members and their staff.
Bikebudi rides to the rescue!
Oct 16, 2008 » Low Fly Zone » Read original article
As it turns out, there is a solution if you find yourself in a similar situation: find yourself a bike buddy. Someone to share your commute with – for safety and for some friendly company.
Would you stick out your cyber thumb for a lift?
Oct 04, 2008 » The Guardian - TRAVEL BLOG » Read original article
What's green, economical and reduces congestion? The answer is cyber hitching – websites, such as carshare.com and liftshare.org, that put travellers in touch with car drivers to share journeys and petrol costs. And in these times of financial uncertainty, they are racking up a huge global following.
Ten ways to cut the cost of motoring
Oct 02, 2008 » The Daily Telegraph » Read original article
Do you have a friend or colleague who drives the same route to work? You could significantly cut your fuel costs by sharing the journey with them. If you''re happy to share with a stranger, you can also look for people in your area who drive the same route at www.liftshare.org. Londoners can also try www.londonliftshare.com.
The benefits of car-sharing
Oct 01, 2008 » Living Ethically » Read original article
The idea of car-sharing has suddenly taken off over recent months, with literally hundreds of people around the UK signing up to give it a go every day. But how does it work? What are the real advantages? And can it really help to make your lifestyle greener and more ethical?
Car sharing soars as motorists try to beats bills
Aug 22, 2008 » The Mirror » Read original article
Liftshare - which puts motorists in touch with each other - has grown by a fifth in six months.
Coping with the hike in living costs
Aug 07, 2008 » Essex Echo » Read original article
Online car share company liftshare.com has seen a big increase in people registering to car share for journeys over the past two months, both nationally and across Essex.
Car-sharing scheme scoops award
Jul 31, 2008 » BBC Devon » Read original article
Carshare Devon won the National Liftshare Day challenge for its work in attracting new members.
High prices fuel car-sharing
Jul 06, 2008 » The Scotsman » Read original article
New figures from the UK''s biggest car-sharing network reveal that the number of drivers north of the border who have signed up with car-share schemes has increased from 8,209 to 12,299 in 12 months.
Car-sharing in Dorset
Jul 01, 2008 » BBC Dorset » Read original article
The rising cost of petrol has made commuting by car an ever increasing drain on the finances. But a local-authority sponsored car sharing scheme in Dorset is taking off, meaning motorists can share their journey - and the expense.
liftshare: arrive in style!
Jun 30, 2008 » The Coffee House - environmental blog » Read original article
Car sharing. You’ve heard of it but probably never found it! At least not on an organised level. Look no more as Liftshare have a national database in the UK that you can tap into.
Drivers share cars and reduce trips in a bid to beat soaring cost of motoring
Jun 29, 2008 » The Observer » Read original article
Two records were made last week. On commodity exchanges in New York, Chicago and London oil reached another new high at $140 a barrel. Meanwhile, in Southampton, a frustrated motorist became the 250,000th person to join the UK''''s booming car-sharing community.
Become a mile-sharer with BBC Essex
Jun 23, 2008 » BBC Essex » Read original article
Sharing your car with just one person could save you an average of £1000 a year (according to the national liftshare website)
Fuel prices pushing business down?
Jun 10, 2008 » BBC Radio Wales » Read original article
On June 9, National Liftshare Day - Wales@Work asked what the business community can do to ride this storm.
Tread lightly - share a car journey
Jun 06, 2008 » The Guardian » Read original article
With June 9 being National Liftshare Day, this weeks pledge is to liftshare for one of the regular journeys you make. This might be the school run, your commute to work, your weekly shop at the supermarket or a regular weekend outing. However, it should be a journey you make frequently.
Green worker: give your colleagues a lift
Jun 02, 2008 » The Guardian » Read original article
But for those of us who love our cars too much to give them up, there is still a way to be greener. Next Monday is National liftshare Day.
Be smart and beat the soaring costs of motoring
Feb 24, 2008 » The Times » Read original article
You could halve your weekday fuel costs by sharing the driving with a work colleague. Also, look for people in your area who drive the same route at www.liftshare.org. Londoners can also try www.londonliftshare.com
Corporate car sharing: putting fewer cars on the road
Dec 03, 2007 » Climatechangecorp.com » Read original article
Andrew Edgar, commercial manager at Streetcar, says Sky already uses the company Liftshare.co.uk to facilitate liftsharing schemes for employees commuting to and from work, and that the company plans to use Streetcar to compliment the lift sharing scheme.
How to pay as little as 25 pence a litre
Dec 03, 2007 » Easier Motoring » Read original article
liftshare.com, demonstrate how you can dramatically cut your fuel costs and pay as little as 25 pence per litre!
Birmingham City Council''s A47 ''Car Share'' Lane Duplicity Exposed
Nov 27, 2007 » Association of British Drivers » Read original article
There are 3 similar car share lanes already operating in the UK and each one of them promotes a website service that works for individuals as well as companies — www.liftshare.com. The site is supported by over 300 local authorities in the UK and has over 200,000 members - questions should be asked as to why Birmingham City Council does not also promote this service.
Mayor wins £6 million for Camden
Nov 21, 2007 » Regents Park blog spot » Read original article
These improvements to the environment and conditions will benefit road users and pedestrians
£43,000 to promote campaigns that encourage greener travel, including: 'Bike Week', 'In town without my car day', 'National Liftshare Day' and 'Walking Works'
Nov 14, 2007 » BBC Radio 4 » Read original article
This new scheme matches individuals with others walking the same way so they can walk together. iPM has been speaking to its founder - Ali Clabburn.
Award for liftshare website
Nov 01, 2007 » Eastern Daily Press » Read original article
Liftshare - an online journey-matching site run by Attleborough-based Ali Clabburn - won the entrepreneur of the year award;
Entrepreneur scoops innovation award
Oct 30, 2007 » Norwich Evening News » Read original article
Ali Clabburn, founder of Liftshare.com, has been awarded the East of England Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007.
How to make your money go further when you travel
Oct 16, 2007 » Esther Shaw Independent » Read original article
One alternative for "green motorists" is car-sharing, where drivers find passengers who are making the same journey as themselves. This is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and the number of vehicles on the road, and also reduces costs for drivers as the fuel costs are shared with the passengers.
There are now many car-sharing organisations in operation. These include freewheelers.com, and liftshare.org.
Slash your motoring costs
Oct 11, 2007 » Yahoo Finance » Read original article
On a more day-to-day level, car sharing is taking off across the country. Liftshare.com is the biggest car-sharing organisation in the country with 172,000 members and a further 550 people joining every day. Liftshare membership is free for individuals.
How green was Glastonbury?
Jun 29, 2007 » New Statesman » Read original article
We had groups promoting positive alternatives, including Liftshare, who help people reduce their transport emissions by sharing car journeys.
Is it green to go to Glastonbury?
Jun 29, 2007 » The Observer » Read original article
Some 80 per cent of your festival footprint is determined by how you get there: try a car share (www.liftshare.com) or catch a coach.
Sharing is good especially when it involves cars
Jun 21, 2007 » Greenpeace UK » Read original article
tomorrow is National Liftshare Day, when everyone is encouraged to make sure as many seats as possible are filled for those essential car journeys.
A car shared is a traffic jam halved
Jun 19, 2007 » Yorkshire Evening Post - Sophie Hazan » Read original article
Motorists in Leeds are being urged to share the stress of the rush hour by joining Leeds''s own car-share scheme.
It pays to carshare and it's good for the planet
Jun 12, 2007 » icwales.co.uk » Read original article
Strangers are quickly becoming friends after meeting up to travel to work together each day on website www.liftshare.org. In south-east Wales, ...
It's not easy being green
Apr 30, 2007 » The Times Online - Anna Shephard » Read original article
...This year it's not just the festivals traditionally allied with green campaigns, such as the Big Green Gathering an offshoot of Glastonbury's Greenfields that are offering new environmental policies. Even the distinctly unhippy V Festival offers recycling, and recommends getting there by lift-sharing...
BT encourages companies to look at car sharing
Apr 25, 2007 » Press Releases : PR Database » Read original article
UK businesses are being encouraged to implement car-sharing schemes for their staff after BT revealed that its own scheme had proved a hit with staff, with more than 1,000 people already registered and reaping the environmental benefits.
Apr 23, 2007 » Manufacturingtalk - Bibby Financial Services » Read original article
...In order for construction businesses to keep up to speed with the new laws and ensure they are driving with due care, Bibby Financial Services has developed the following top tips...
Multi-tasking manufacturing bosses risk transport penalties
Apr 20, 2007 » Process & Control today » Read original article
Car share: look to adopt car sharing schemes, this will not only reflect well on the business from an environmental perspective, but also decrease congestion on the roads and save money. National Liftshare Day takes place on 14th June 2007. Visit www.liftshare.org
How green is it to live on your own?
Mar 04, 2007 » The Observer - Lucy Siegle » Read original article
This may sound odd, but you are far from alone in living alone. You are part of a giant, snowballing trend. By 2021 more than one third of all UK households is expected to be single (in 1971 it was just 12 per cent)....And living alone shouldn't mean driving alone...
Park the car permanently and start counting the cash
Feb 17, 2007 » The Independent » Read original article
Car sharing is an increasingly popular option for people making the same journeys regularly - to and from work, for example. Many companies run schemes that help colleagues who live near to each other and work in the same place to contact each other so they can share the journey to work.
Webwise: First steps in saving the planet
Feb 05, 2007 » The Sunday Times » Read original article
Go one step further and use Liftshare (www.liftshare.org) to organise lifts with people who work and live nearby.
Wales v Ireland travel advice
Feb 01, 2007 » News Wales (Cardiff Council) » Read original article
The best way to travel to Cardiff is on public transport but if you do bring your car into the city, you can ease worries over congestion and parking costs by car sharing and using the park and ride services.
Anyone for a free ride?
Jan 29, 2007 » Financial mail - The Mail on Sunday - Jo Thornhill » Read original article
There are 26m cars on Britain's roads and if traffic growth is left unchecked the number of cars - and jams - will grow by a third in 20 years. Add fears over global warming and you have compelling reasons why car sharing is at last being taken seriously. Jo Thornhill looks at a day in the life of one successful scheme
Selfish drivers must shove up and share
Jan 29, 2007 » thisismoney.co.uk - BLOG » Read original article
Car sharing is slightly different. This is where colleagues or people living in the same town share lifts to work. The idea is growing in popularity but still too few drivers are willing to get involved. A survey by the Energy Saving Trust shows that less than ten per cent of drivers would be prepared to share a car in order to reduce carbon emissions.
New year cash-saving tips!
Jan 02, 2007 » Fool.co.uk » Read original article
If you''d really like to save some petrol money, why not consider lift sharing? Apart from saving on fuel, you''ll reduce wear and tear on your car as well as helping to ease the morning rush hour congestion. If you don''t know anyone locally to share with, why not sign up with Liftshare.org -- they can put you in touch with other drivers and passengers willing to car share.
New Borders car-sharing project
Oct 24, 2006 » BBC Scotland » Read original article
The car-share website could help cut pollution and congestion. Residents in the Scottish Borders now have the opportunity to sign up to a new car-sharing scheme.
Environmental travel advice packs a punch
Oct 09, 2006 » The Journal, Northern Business Daily - » Read original article
Thousands of workers on North Tyneside are being encouraged to swap their car for cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to travel.
Detailed travel packs have been produced for staff at Cobalt Business Park that could help save them more than £1,000 per year if they switch to a more sustainable travel option, according to travel experts Liftshare.
Why Britain Needs Young Go-Getters
Oct 04, 2006 » Daily Mail (by Gordon Brown - Chancellor) » Read original article
And I've met Ali Clabburn, 31, who was last year's winner of the Social and Community Prize. ... [liftshare] shows us how entrepreneurial flair can be successfully combined with building a better society.
Enterprising Young Brit
Oct 04, 2006 » Daily Mail » Read original article
Ali Clabburn is continuing to cut pollution from cars with his Liftshare initiative, which scooped him top prize in our social and environment section.
Light relief for heavy traffic
Oct 02, 2006 » Leeds Today, Evening Post - by Paul Robinson » Read original article
Six months ago ministers revealed that the country's first motorway car share lane is to open on a one-mile stretch of the Chain Bar junction of the M606 and M62.
Plans were also unveiled last year for the M62 to be widened to four lanes in both directions between Leeds and Huddersfield.
What is the greenest way to get around?
Oct 02, 2006 » The Observer » Read original article
www.liftshare.com mitigates the eco fallout of driving solo, which causes 50 per cent more CO2 emissions than making the same journey on a bus.
Carshare.com is one of 'The sites that changed our world'
Aug 31, 2006 » The Guardian » Read original article
If you absolutely must take the car on holiday then the greenest thing to do is to share it
Aug 31, 2006 » The Guardian » Read original article
At present, 80% of people who drive to work do so on their own. That equals millions of spare car seats wasted on UK roads every day. We are now seeing the fruits of that grossly inefficient system: congestion costs the economy £20bn a year, and commuters thousands of hours a week in lost leisure time. The private car also accounts for 10% of the UK''''s greenhouse emissions.
All these would be dramatically reduced if more commuters shared car journeys.
Green with energy
Aug 31, 2006 » The Guardian » Read original article
If you must use a car, there are ways to be as fuel efficient as possible. If you drive to work, find out if there is someone you could car-share with.
For longer journeys, you could find someone online to share your journey. Liftshare.org puts travellers in touch with each other to match journeys.
Share car, make friends, save planet
Jul 24, 2006 » BBC News » Read original article
There is only so much governments can do, and it costs a lot of money. Ultimately, it''''s up to each of us to decide. Check out a website called liftshare.org to find people who make exactly the same journey as you, everyday. Save money, save the environment, save lives.
Commuters swap petrol for pedal-power
Jun 26, 2006 » Portsmouth News » Read original article
It is the latest green-themed day held in Portsmouth which has also included National Liftshare Day, where people pledged to drive to work with passengers.
How car share scheme helps save the planet
Jun 20, 2006 » Leeds Today » Read original article
Motorists across Leeds are being urged to help reduce congestion on the city''''s choked roads by car sharing.
Boot out the jams and share your car
Jun 14, 2006 » Bradford Telegraph & Argus » Read original article
Sufferers of claustrophobia were advised to steer clear of a pressing bid to encourage car sharing yesterday.
Supporters of a burgeoning web-based scheme hooking up motorists with potential passengers wedged themselves into a Mini to give it a boost.
Help cut car costs on National Lift Share Day
Jun 14, 2006 » Kwik Fit motor insurance news » Read original article
New research from Halifax Car Insurance reveals that approximately 38 million spare seats will be available in cars across the UK on National Lift Share Day, this Wednesday.
Give your journey a lift
Jun 14, 2006 » EDP » Read original article
In a rural county such as Norfolk, it is not always possible to get by without a car, however environmentally friendly we might want to be.
But there are still ways of reducing the number of vehicles on the roads, and sharing a lift is one of the most effective.
Workers urged to help cut the jams
Jun 13, 2006 » Blackpool Gazette » Read original article
COMMUTERS are being urged to help cut down on congestion by joining a car-sharing scheme being launched in Blackpool this week.
How Cardiff University is tackling climate change
Jun 09, 2006 » Wales Online » Read original article
RThe university is shortly to go live with an on-line car share scheme. With 5,000 staff and 22,000 students, the university will be one of the biggest potential users of the Liftshare internet scheme in Wales.
Log on to hitch lift!
Jun 08, 2006 » Huddersfield Daily Examiner » Read original article
PEOPLE on the move in Kirklees will soon be able to thumb a lift - without even leaving their chair.
Kirklees Council has set up a new internet car-sharing scheme, which allows people to arrange lifts online.
The scheme is not just for work journeys, but for trips to any destination.
Pedal-with-others scheme aims to boost commuting by bike
Jun 01, 2006 » Bike for All » Read original article
Previously listed on Bikeforall.net as an offshoot from the main Liftshare.com website, Liftshare''s BikeBudi scheme now has its own website and takes on a life of its own and all to encourage newbie cycle commuters.
Firms gear up for a car-share
May 22, 2006 » Swindon Advertiser » Read original article
A NEW car share scheme has been launched on a business park with more than 4,000 staff.
And management at the Windmill Hill site said half of those who responded to a survey were interested in getting involved.
How to beat fuel at £1 a litre!
May 03, 2006 » Fool.co.uk » Read original article
Half of all journeys we make are less than two miles, yet millions of us jump in our car to drive this distance or less, which an able-bodied person could walk in around thirty minutes. For journeys up to five miles (which account for three-quarters of all trips), a bicycle is ideal -- and is healthier, too. Alternatively, commuters can sign up to a car club or lift-sharing scheme such as LiftShare, which has almost 110,000 members.
CAR SHARE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Apr 10, 2006 » Read original article
Department for Regional Development (DRD) has today launched a website to allow potential car sharers to find travel partners in a bid to reduce commuter traffic on Northern Ireland's roads.
The website has been developed as part of the DRD's Travelwise NI campaign, and will enable individuals to log on and register free of charge to find car share partners.
PAIR UP FOR CAR-SHARE SCHEME, DRIVERS URGED
Apr 10, 2006 » Read original article
A new website will attempt to pair up people who register with individuals who make a similar journey at the same time.
Email details will be provided to successful matches and it is then up to them to make suitable arrangements.
'Perfect partner' for car-share commuters
Apr 05, 2006 » BBC News » Read original article
An initiative encouraging "online matching" for drivers wanting to car-share with fellow commuters has been launched in Belfast.
Ten ways to help Blair save the world
Apr 03, 2006 » The Mirror » Read original article
YOU don't have to ditch your car to help the environment. Keeping your speed down reduces emissions, making sure your tyres are properly inflated is more fuel efficient, and offering lifts helps reduce traffic. Visit www.liftshare.com to find potential drivers and passengers online.
The budget proves a boon to environmentally friendly drivers
Mar 27, 2006 » The Independent » Read original article
MAKE SOME CAR BUDDIES
You could save up to £1,000 on transport costs every year by car or liftsharing, according to the organisation Liftshare.
Car-share fans beat the travel blues
Mar 21, 2006 » Manchester Evening News » Read original article
It has been announced that Britain will get its first motorway car-share lane next year. The scheme involves a mile-long stretch of the M606 southbound on to the M62 in West Yorkshire.
Yorkshire drivers face car-sharing lane trial run
Mar 21, 2006 » Yorkshire Today » Read original article
It is predicted that car sharers will save eight minutes in average journey times in peak periods when the new lane becomes operational next year, with other vehicles on the M606 and M62 also benefiting from quicker travel times.
20 ways we can help save the planet
Jan 05, 2006 » The Daily Post - Wales » Read original article
FRIENDS of the Earth Cymru is urging people to make 2006 a green year... and here's how to do it... Share the school run or walk/cycle your children to school. Liftshare helps you find other parents to share the school run (www.school-run.org).
Wise up to beating the traffic
Sep 15, 2005 » Comet 24 » Read original article
For four weeks we are promoting alternative ways of getting into work to cut greenhouse gases and save on the rising cost of petrol.
Britain must use less oil, says Brown
Sep 11, 2005 » Guardian Unlimited » Read original article
Liftshare, Britain's biggest organisation set up to encourage motorists to offer and take lifts with others so they use cars less often, has doubled the number of people signing up
Petrol prices send car-share into overdrive
Sep 11, 2005 » The Observer » Read original article
High petrol prices are prompting British motorists in their thousands to open up their hatchbacks and share car journeys with neighbours and colleagues.
The Motorist - Q&A
Jul 24, 2005 » The Observer » Read original article
..It might also be worth looking into car pooling (see www.greenridde.com) or car sharing (www.liftshare.org). Failing that,there's always a bike...
CAR SHARING DRIVE CUTS THE COST OF COMMUTING
Jul 12, 2005 » PersonnelToday.com » Read original article
More than 1,000 employees in Surrey have signed up to an innovative car-sharing scheme being run by the council.
Bomb blast web traffic - more results
Jul 08, 2005 » Silicon.com » Read original article
www.liftshare.com and ferry company www.thamesclippers.com were two of the most clicked links from the Transport for London website, as commuters sought alternative ways to get home.
TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEW STADIUM ANNOUNCED
Jul 07, 2005 » Scottish Fitba » Read original article
Car drivers will be encouraged to share journeys by registering on the regional car share database swwitch2share.com.
CAR-SHARE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Jun 27, 2005 » eGov monitor » Read original article
A one-stop website to promote car-sharing across the Greater Bristol area was launched earlier this month.
REINVENTION OF THE 'COMPANY CAR' AS COLLEAGUES BUDGE UP IN THE BACK
Jun 14, 2005 » ic Wales » Read original article
LIFTSHARE.COM say changing motorists' attitudes and ending the culture of single-occupied vehicles would go a long way to solving the country's congestion problem.
CALLS TO CHANGE OUR CAR RELIANT CULTURE
Jun 14, 2005 » icWales » Read original article
A new report, published today by liftshare.com and Transport 2000 to coincide with National Liftshare Day, reveals that car-sharing could significantly reduce congestion and emissions of carbon dioxide.
Car-share on liftshare day + win theatre tickets
Jun 13, 2005 » Peterborough UK » Read original article
Local people are being encouraged to save money and cut pollution by joining Peterborough City Council's innovative car share scheme for National Liftshare Day on Tuesday (14 June).
IS ANYONE GOING YOUR WAY?
Jun 13, 2005 » eGov monitor » Read original article
A one-stop website to promote car-sharing across the Greater Bristol area is being launched on Tuesday 14 June to celebrate National Liftshare Day.
WINNING WAY TO DEAL WITH CONGESTION
Jun 10, 2005 » Harrogate Today » Read original article
A PRIZE draw designed to encourage people to use bikes instead of cars has been devised by local transport charity Little Red Bus in conjunction with property management company Hornbeam Park Developments.
DYCE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION LAUNCHED
May 09, 2005 » Aberdeen City » Read original article
A newly formed organisation comprising a number of companies in the Dyce area was launched today with the aim of helping to address traffic congestion and other transport problems in Dyce.
How to make your office greener
Apr 27, 2005 » Green Building Press » Read original article
Many offices have begun to make changes in the way they use resources and discard their waste, but few have a sustainable plan. Though a comprehensive strategy is the ideal to aim for, you can begin to make a real difference with a few small but significant decisions.
CAR-SHARE WEBSITE AIMS TO CUT CITY'S CONGESTION
Feb 23, 2005 » Yorkshire Post Today » Read original article
COMMUTERS are to be matched up on the Internet in an attempt to limit the volume of cars pouring into Hull, days before the city council closes a major route.
Award for use of technology
Oct 20, 2004 » Norfolk Eastern Daily Press » Read original article
Norfolk company Liftshare.com has won an award for its innovative use of technology.
UK BUSINESS BRIEFS: WATER POLLUTION FINE, WASTE AWARDS, ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS AWARDS..
Jul 09, 2004 » Environmental Data Interactive - UK » Read original article
Liftshare.com has been selected, out of 27 entries, as the 'Example of Excellence' for the Shields Environmental Award 2004. The award, sponsored by Shields Environmental Plc, was presented by HRH, The Prince of Wales, President of Business in the Community, as part of Business in the Community's Awards for Excellence.
Mixed response to car-share lanes
Jul 04, 2004 » BBC News » Read original article
News that the government is expected to announce trials of dedicated motorway lanes for cars with more than one occupant has sparked criticism.
COUNCIL CAR SHARING SCHEME LAUNCHED
Mar 19, 2004 » Buchan Observer » Read original article
ABERDEENSHIRE Council launched a car-sharing scheme for employees last week.
SHARING IS CARING FOR THE GREENER FUTURE
Mar 27, 2003 » Herald Express » Read original article
Torbay and Devon County councils have launched a major new service aimed at cutting road congestion and pollution, while saving money for drivers and protecting the environment.
CUT CONGESTION WITH CAR-SHARE INITIATIVE
Mar 21, 2003 » Herald Express » Read original article
A new service aimed at reducing the number of cars on Devon's roads, protecting the environment and saving money is to be launched by Devon County Council. The council has commissioned a brand new website-www.carsharedevon.com - which will provide users with a countywide on-line database of potential car sharers. Working in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council, the website aims to maximise people's travel options.
COUNCILS DRIVEN BY CAR SHARE PLANS
Mar 20, 2003 » BBC News » Read original article
Councils across the South West are joining together in a new scheme to reduce the number of cars on roads, cut pollution and protect the environment.
CAR-SHARING GETS YOU OUT OF A JAM
Mar 20, 2003 » Herald Express » Read original article
A revolutionary initiative aimed at reducing traffic congestion and pollution across South Devon is being launched...
FIRMS URGED TO GEAR UP FOR CAR-SHARING DRIVE
Mar 19, 2003 » The Press & Journal » Read original article
North-east firms are being urged to rise to the challenge of tackling traffic congestion in the region and adopt car-sharing schemes. Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce wants businesses to take the lead in promoting new ways for staff to travel to and from work.
TOP MARKS FOR COUNCIL CAR SHARE
Mar 17, 2003 » BBC News » Read original article
A Gloucestershire-based car sharing scheme has been commended by the organisers of a national transport award.
SHARE A CAR TO BEAT CONGESTION
Mar 11, 2003 » Yorkshire Evening Press » Read original article
AN INNOVATIVE new car-sharing scheme was launched in York today to reduce congestion and secure the city's greener future.
Feb 27, 2003 » The Guardian Unlimited » Read original article
You can now ditch your car, but still enjoy the freedom of four wheels, says Simon Birch
Why not give a lift to your journey to work?
Feb 15, 2003 » The Guardian » Read original article
Ever thought about sharing your car journey to work? Thousands of people already do it: informal networks operate all over the country as workers cut the costs of driving into town for work.
You might even be setting off this morning for the Stop The War march in London in someone else's car. Hundreds of people have tapped into Liftshare.com to find people living close to their home who can give them a ride.
CAR SHARE SOLUTION TO AIRPORT CONGESTION
Jan 14, 2003 » BBC News » Read original article
A new car-share scheme is being launched for people travelling to East Midlands Airport.
It was suggested for both passengers and staff because almost 80% of airport employees drive to work alone.
HAVE YOU EVER SAT IN A QUEUE ON THE RING ROAD, CURSING ABOUT THE 2+ LANE?
Dec 05, 2002 » BBC Bristol News » Read original article
If so, then maybe you don't know anyone who takes the same journey as you.
Or maybe you aren't aware of all the benefits of car-sharing. Although the main advantages are obviously environmental, you can save yourself considerable amounts of money.
Share that hard drive
Nov 19, 2002 » The Mirror » Read original article
WHEN Ali Clabburn dreamed of getting Britain car-sharing he had no idea how hard it would be. But now, nearly two years after launching the world's first online car-share facility, www.liftshare.com, he has thousands of people logging on to get cheap, environmentally-friendly lifts throughout the country.