Carpooling with your work colleagues, classmates or people who live within a close proximity can be an efficient mode of sustainable transport. Carpooling generally suits locations where public transport, walking and cycling options are limited.

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Benefits of Carpooling

Carpooling has clear benefits for both the organisation and staff and/or students, and even the wider community. Some of the benefits carpooling may have are:

Individual Benefits Organisational Benefits
May reduce travel costs (if shared) May reduce costs and car parking problems
May save time (reduced traffic congestion) Frees up land for other uses
May reduce stress (burden of driving shared) May increase productivity and retention
Less vehicle wear and tear (if cars rotated) May widen potential recruitment market
May reduce the need for a second car May promote internal social networks
May provide alternative travel options May improve organisational image
May reinforce social networks May reduce the traffic congestion on and around site at peak times
‘Greener’ and more sustainable choice


Carpooling Guidelines – The Smarter Travel Guide to Setting up a Carpooling Scheme

The Smarter Travel Guide to setting up a Carpooling Scheme has been developed to help you! These guidelines are for any business, public organisation, or educational organisation that would like to implement a carpooling scheme.

This guide will bring you through the actions needed to take before setting up a scheme, the benefits of carpooling, the five simple steps to carpooling, as well as highlighting some TFI Smarter Travel partner case studies.


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