New website to boost car sharing

A NEW website aimed at dramatically increasing the number of people who car share in Suffolk has been launched today.SuffolkCarShare.com is a journey-matching website designed to encourage car sharing across the county.

A NEW website aimed at dramatically increasing the number of people who car share in Suffolk has been launched today.

SuffolkCarShare.com is a journey-matching website designed to encourage car sharing across the county.

Registration and use of the site is free for individuals, who can log on at www.SuffolkCarShare.com.

There are currently more than 850 members registered on the site, with a successful journey matching rate of over 30per cent.


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The group says car sharing can help to reduce congestion and pollution by decreasing the number of cars on the road, particularly at peak travel times.

It says further benefits of car sharing for individuals include savings of up to £1,000 per year by sharing a car a couple of times per week.

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SuffolkCarShare.com also offers employers the facility to set up a private group for their company within the database which can help them lessen the demand for car parking at work and providing networking opportunities between employees.

Private groups can be established within the database for a small set-up fee and an annual licence charge.

For further information visit www.SuffolkCarShare.com or contact Chris Dashper, Suffolk ACRE rural and community transport manager by e-mailing chris.dashper@suffolkacre.org.uk or calling 01473 242518 or 07901 914568.

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