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Car Sharing

Car Sharing

Car sharing

Car sharing or lift sharing is simply when two or more people share one car and travel together.

You could save up to £1,000 a year and 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) by sharing your car. Some examples of typical annual cost savings that can be achieved on commuter routes in York, based on sharing your car with one other person are as follows:

  • Bishopthorpe to University of York: Savings: 0.36 tonnes of CO2 and £297.57 per person a year.
  • Skelton to Holgate Park: Savings: 0.48 tonnes of CO2 and £394.57 per person a year.
  • Sutton-on-the-Forest to York Hospital: Savings: 1.07 tonnes of CO2 and £875.56 per person a year.

It's easy to find someone to car share with. Here’s how to do it:

  • Simply visit;
  • Register as a new member- for FREE;
  • Log the details of the journey(s) you normally make - or would like to make - either as a driver or passenger;
  • Search for a match;
  • Contact potential sharers...

...and start sharing and saving!

The CarShareYork website provides lots of useful advice for those new to car sharing such as guidance on safety, insurance and top tips for car sharing.

If you are a business and interested in setting up your own private employer group on CarShareYork please see our travel planning pages or contact us by emailing