Liftshare Week

29 October- 2 November 2012

Liftshare Week: register a journey  at RUcarsharing.com to enter a prize draw for a Kindle!

Keep Clam and Car Share posterAre petrol prices making a hole in your budget? Have you got less money to spend on the stuff you love these days?

Well we have a way to help – RU carsharing.com!  If you drive to work, there’s probably room for at least one more in your car. Sharing your commute with just one other person will halve the cost.  RUcarsharing.com has been set up specifically for staff and students at the University of Reading, register you journey and find out who you could share a lift with. UPP staff can also join the University scheme.

If you’ve thought about lift-sharing before, this is the ideal time just to give it a try. It takes five minutes to sign up and search for others going your way.   If you sign up this week and register a journey your name will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle!!

You don’t even need your own car. Lots of members would be happy to give you a lift, in return for a contribution to the fuel costs and a bit of friendly company!

It’s not just about cars – you can also register walking, cycling and public transport journeys, whether you’re looking for company for added safety on your journey, or just want someone to chat to!

It doesn’t have to be a regular journey. You can look for one off journeys, journeys you do once a week, and journeys at times you don’t think anyone else will be travelling. The more people that log their journeys, the more potential matches there are!

You can select whether you just want to include members of the University scheme to share with, or widen your search to include other Liftshare members too. There could be someone working at the hospital or in town who is your ideal match.

As Anna told us: “Car-sharing saved me around £120 a month – and having some company makes the journeys go far quicker.”

It’s totally free to join RUcarsharing.com. Just log onto www.rucarsharing.com and give lift-sharing a try in liftshare Week!

Please support liftshare week by forwarding this information to your peers and colleagues, place posters in prominent places in your department and tell a friend that by signing up to RUcarsharing.com during liftshare week they will be in with a chance of winning a Kindle!!

With your support we are hoping for a record number of people to sign up, register their journey and share their commute.

Check the Clean & Green website for more green travel ideas.

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