Carsharing in St Andrews

What is carsharing?

Car-sharing is when there is more than one occupant in a private car. We all share cars regularly, with our friends and family, without thinking about it. But there are often times when a driver has empty seats simply because they don’t know of anyone who needs a lift.

Sharing a car reduces the costs of travelling, undercuts the cost of nearly all forms of motorised transport, cuts congestion and pollution, reduces parking problems, and is a great way of networking and making new friends.

How can I get started?

Liftshare enables organised car-sharing by connecting people travelling in the same direction so they can arrange to travel together and share the costs, whilst reducing congestion and pollution at the same time.

You have the choice to sign up as a University of St Andrews student or staff member and/or join the St Andrews Community group.

Head to the website to find out more and sign up today.

What are the benefits of carsharing?

Carsharing has many benefits, including:

Cuts down on congestion
Reduces the cost of travelling (the average car sharer saves around £1000 per year)
Reduced demand for parking (some car parks even have dedicated bays just for carsharing!)
Better air quality
Reduced wear and tear on roads = fewer roadworks
The chance to meet someone new!