Car Sharing Initiatives
Car Sharing is when two or more people share a car and travel
Why Car Share on the School Run?
- It reduces the number of cars on the roads around the school,
which can improve safety in the area.
- It reduces the number of cars trying to find somewhere to
- It can be fun for children from different families to travel
- It could save valuable time for parents who would otherwise
always drive at the beginning and end of the day.
- It saves money! – reducing fuel costs and wear and tear on the
How it Works
- Schools can send a letter to parents (and/or governors and
staff) asking if they would like to take part in the scheme.
- Those who are interested in participating and who live nearby
or en route can be put in touch with each other.
- Car Sharers can choose which trips they want to
do; alternate between driving and being a passenger, do the
morning and/or afternoon run and decide which days.
Remember, it doesn't have to be every day, just once a
week could cut the numbers of cars on the road at peak times by one
N.B. Suitable child seats must be fitted for all children
travelling in a car
Staff can take part too! Posters can be put up in the
staff room inviting them to state their journey details so they can
contact each other when it suits them.
Schools may also like to consider setting up a database as part
of an ICT project or starting a car share initiative as part of a
wider environmental/sustainability project.
Schools and individuals can sign up to the County Council's car
share database at: worcestershirecarshare.org.uk.
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This page was last reviewed 23 July 2013 at 11:51.
The page is next due for review 19 January 2015.