5th May 2016
For over 17 years Liftshare has been helping organisations implement and promote green travel.
Whether you are looking to reduce parking and congestion problems, reduce carbon emissions, promote healthier and more sustainable ways to get to work or improve accessibility to jobs – we have the tools and know how to help you achieve change.
Founded in 1998, Liftshare now works with over 700 brilliant communities and companies across the UK,. Every month there are 1 million shared trips via Liftshare, helping thousands of people every day to travel more affordably.
The liftshare team have won many awards for their impact:
2012 EU Sustainable Energy Europe Award
2012 Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel
2010 UK Low Carbon Champion
2009 IHT Environmental Award
2009 RTPI / TPS Transport Planning Network Award
2008 Queen's Award for Enterprise (Innovation)
2008 Prime Minister's UK Catalyst Award
2008 European Environment Award (UK entry)
2007 Business Commitment to the Environment Award
2005 Business Commitment to the Community Award
Liftshare is on a mission to solve transport poverty in the UK. Everyday 24 million households in the UK suffer from transport poverty, spending more than 10% of their income on transport. Many of these spend more on transport than on food. By helping to match people travelling the same way so they can share the journey and share the cost we are able to overcome many of the issues. Sharing journeys saves money, reduces exclusion, reduces stress, increases access and increases opportunities. The profits we make from selling B2B services to corporates (to help them overcome e.g. parking issues) enable us to provide the free service to the public and to work with charities, job centres and continue to invest in innovation.