On Friday 27th July, Liftshare took part in Norfolk Day, a campaign to celebrate all things Norfolk related, run by the EDP. Norfolk is important to Liftshare as it’s where it all started, and where our headquarters are based!
Liftshare was set up in 1998 by Ali Clabburn whilst he was at University. He needed a ride home to Norfolk for Christmas and posted a request on a student noticeboard. The next day, he returned to find three offers for a ride home – and so, the idea of Liftshare was born!
A pioneer of the sharing economy, Norfolk-based company Liftshare (www.liftshare.com) is a self-financed British start-up. Liftshare connects people travelling the same way so that they can share their car journeys. The team’s mission is to ensure that everyone has someone to travel with; solving transport poverty with fewer cars, greater access, and happier travellers.
Now the biggest car sharing community in the UK, with over 600,000 members, the network continues to save carbon, cut costs, and deliver a social experience for sharers.
Norfolk Day was a huge success; many other businesses were involved, and we really felt it brought the whole community together – So well done and thank you EDP for arranging. You can find more about how other businesses got involved on Norfolk Day here.
Do you live in Norfolk and are looking for a Liftshare? Take a look at the map below which shows all the journeys heading into Norwich, the darker the line the more people travelling along that route – So there are plenty of other lift sharers to choose from!
If you’re interested in joining the community and sharing a lift in or out of Norwich, you can sign up here.
Liftshare is completely flexible – You can offer a space in your car, or add your journey stating you’re a passenger only – The decision is up to you!
So, what are you waiting for? Add your commute today and Travel happy!
Author Sarah Roberts
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