Car Share Scheme

Blackpool and The Fylde College has been working with the UKs no.1 car-sharing company Liftshare.com to provide both staff and students at the college, drivers and non-drivers alike, with an alternative option of transport. The benefits of the scheme are considerable, and include:

  • The benefits of the scheme are considerable, and include:
  • Reduced travel costs – drivers and passengers can split the costs of travel
  • Improved access – to areas which aren’t accessible through public transport
  • Meet new people – sharing a car is a great way to meet colleagues, friends and neighbours
  • Reduced congestion – by sharing cars you can do your bit to help reduce congestion in the area
  • Reduced pollution – cutting congestion will also help to reduce pollution
  • Reduced Carbon Dioxide emissions – which in turn will help to reduce the development of global warming

Once registered, you can access your account from college or home making searching as convenient as possible. You can also choose whether to search for lifts with fellow colleagues or from the whole regional website database. The scheme has been designed to be as safe and secure as possible, and none of your personal information will be revealed on-line. In addition, women can choose to travel only with other women, and men with other men. There are two groups set up, one for staff and one for students. These are completely separate and are restricted by password to allow only staff to join the staff scheme, and only students to join the student scheme. For more details please click on the relevant link:

Driving to work costing you too much?

Did you know...

The average cost of commuting to work each day……

Miles travelled each day10 Miles20 Miles30 Miles
Per Week£7.30£14.60£21.90
Per Month£29.20£58.40£87.60
Per Year (Academic Year)£292.00£584.00£876.00

By car sharing just ONCE a week you could save…

Miles travelled each day10 Miles20 Miles30 Miles
Per Week£1.46£2.92£4.38
Per Month£5.84£11.68£17.52
Per Year (Academic Year)£58.40£116.80£175.20

By car sharing just TWICE a week you could save…

Miles travelled each day10 Miles20 Miles30 Miles
Per Week£2.92£5.84£8.76
Per Month£11.68£23.36£34.92
Per Year (Academic Year)£116.80£233.60£349.20

Try picking up a car sharer on the way into work. Your car share partner doesn’t need to live near you as long as they live along your daily commute!

* Figures are based on petrol prices at 139p

Have a go and see how much money you could save!