Car sharing makes more efficient use of vehicles on our road, helping reduce congestion and pollution. The benefits for individuals are that:
It increases travel choices
Provides options in rural areas with little public transport alternatives
Reduces their travel costs
Can reduce the need for car ownership
For businesses, it can improve accessibility of employment centres, especially in areas with poorer public transport provision. If everyone shared a car just once a week, the number of journeys would be reduced by 20%.
SEStran has been operating TripshareSestran.com since October 2006. Tripshare is the free, web-based car-sharing scheme to link car drivers or passengers who are making similar journeys in South East Scotland and wish to share the costs. The system can also match taxi, cycling or walking journeys.