£1,000 saving from sharing car journeys

Coun John Fillis

Coun John Fillis

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More than 4,000 people have signed up to a scheme which encourages commuters across Lancashire to car share.

Lancashire County Council’s Shared Wheels scheme allows drivers to share their travel plans and find other people in the area interesting in lift sharing.

Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “A typical commuter saves about £1,000 when they car share to work, so it’s definitely worth checking out the Shared Wheels website.

“Our car sharers tell us that as well as halving their fuel costs, they prefer travelling with a companion and often become good friends with the people they share a lift with.

“Some people use the money they’ve saved for holidays, breaks and other treats that they otherwise couldn’t afford.

“It costs nothing to register and if you want to save money every week, it’s worth giving it a try.”

There are private groups which can only be viewed by staff from a specific workplace, as well as ‘public’ groups where anyone registered can view lift sharing options.

For more information visit sharedwheels.liftshare.com

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