Liftsharing has lots of benefits: from saving over £1000 a year (based on our average regular sharer), to helping the environment, reducing congestion and making new friends. But there’s more! Some of our Liftshare communities, based at organisations across the UK, offer dedicated or priority parking bays to their staff who have confirmed they’re sharing.
Often, these parking bays are situated closest to your work’s entrance – meaning in the winter you don’t have to walk across a cold, wet car park – or near to the car park’s exit, so that you can get home quicker at the end of the day. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Although policies to access these spaces will differ from organisation to organisation, one thing will remain the same – you will need to form a Liftshare team through your organisation’s Liftshare community to be able to qualify.
How to form a Liftshare team
Once you’ve signed up to your Liftshare community (learn more), add your journey to work(learn more). Liftshare is completely flexible, so you can add your journey as a driver, passenger or both, and as frequent as you like. From here, you will be able to find anyone travelling your way. Once you’ve found someone, you can find out more about them from their profile, including any ratings given by other members. Like what you see? Strike up a conversation and discuss arrangements by clicking the “message” button (learn more).
In some instances, for example if you’re already informally car sharing, you may already know who you want to share with. Once you’ve both signed up, you can search for your car share partner from your Liftshare account (learn more).
Once you’ve decided you would like to share, the passenger must send a request to share to the driver:
Once you’ve formed your Liftshare team, the Liftshare Scheme Manager of your organisation’s Liftshare community will be notified and you’ll receive your permit as per your organisation’s policy.
In some instances, you’ll be able to download your Liftshare team parking permit from your Liftshare account. Simply log in to your account, go to the ‘Liftshare teams’ tab, and click ‘Download permit’:
If this isn’t the case, permits may be administered internally at your organisation, so get in touch with your Liftshare Scheme Manager to find out how to obtain your permit.
By formalising your Liftshare team, you’re also helping us to achieve our goal of taking one billion miles off our roads by 2020!
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Author Laura Watling
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