"Car Sharing" is a relatively recent idea and it simply means taking one or more passengers with you in your own car, or joining others in their car. Car sharing can particularly help with the daily commute to work although it can also work well for the school run and shopping trips.

Car Sharing

Car sharing is a sociable way to cut the cost of travel and reduce congestion whilst keeping the flexibility and convenience of a "door-to-door" service. It can work particularly well for people in rural areas without frequent public transport services.

Sometimes it is possible to find a suitable car sharing partner by asking around friends, colleagues, fellow parents and neighbours.

Devon County Council also provides a free online car sharing matching service call Car Share Devon. There are over 9,800 people signed up to share lifts to and from hundreds of destinations in and around Devon.

The service is free and makes lift sharing simple. All you need to do is complete a few details about yourself and your journey and the system will look for possible matches.

Please visit: www.carsharedevon.com

You can also visit the following website for information on driving efficiently ("eco-driving"), park-and-ride facilities in Devon and park-and-cycle facilities:

Planning to use a motorway? Use Traffic England to plan your journey and before you leave to avoid setting off and joining the end of a queue - www.trafficengland.com

Transport Information

Further information can be found on www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk