Car Share

What is Car Sharing?

Car sharing is when two or more people travel together by car for all or part of a trip. The passengers usually make a contribution towards the driver’s fuel costs and/or take turns in driving.  The Trust’s Car Sharing Scheme is a formal process using the www.carsharing.ie  website. 

 

Car Share Criteria 

To be eligible to apply for a car-share space drivers must:

  • Be a staff member of the Western Trust.
  • Be insured to drive the vehicle (proof of insurance to be provided).
  • Share their vehicle with at least one other Trust employee.
  • Travel with their passengers at least 3 days per week.
  • Ensure each passenger signs the declaration on form CS 2 confirming that they travel with them at least 3 days per week.

 

Benefits of Car Share

  • Reduced fuel costs and parking fees.
  • Increased personal security - company when you walk to and from the car park.
  • Better air quality and lower carbon emissions due to reduced traffic fumes.
  • Less congestion and shorter journeys due to fewer cars being on the road.
  • An increased chance of finding a parking space, because fewer cars means less competition for spaces.
  • Journeys being more pleasant due to having company.

 

If you are interested in car sharing or would like further information please contact louise.connor@westerntrust.hscni.net

 

Quote from a member of staff who is car sharing 

“Car sharing for me has been invaluable. Mandy and I travel together nearly 4 times a week. When we first discussed the option, it was because I was in between cars so had issues getting to work- which is not easy when you live where there are no alternative means of transport. So when I reached out to Mandy, who I knew would be passing my way on her way to work, she helped me out.  After a few trips it led us to think “why had we never done this before?” it seemed daft us following each other to work every day so why not share.So we have now been car sharing for 3 years.  It takes good communication and flexibility but it works for us. Car sharing save us money on fuel and most importantly I have gained a wonderful friendship with Mandy”. Celia

Contact Email

louise.connor@westerntrust.hscni.net 

Website

www.carsharing.ie

Attachments: 
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT476SB