Herefordshire Council supports those wishing to car share by offering a free online service called twoshare, which connects drivers and passengers with similar requirements together, helping to reduce their travelling costs along with congestion and emissions on our roads.
Councillor Graham Powell, cabinet member for education and infrastructure, said: “It is very encouraging to see an increase in the number of residents signing up to car share across the county. Car sharing is a great way to reduce your travel costs by sharing a lift with others who are making the same journey.”
“The council actively supports people who choose to travel by different methods such as car sharing, public transport, walking and cycling, all of which reduce congestion. Evidence has also indicated that sharing drivers tend to be safer drivers and creating a safer travelling environment is vital if we are to support those who walk or cycle.”
“I encourage people to visit the website and see if they can find a twoshare match, because even if you’re not going to exactly the same location, there’s always the option of park and share or park and cycle to get you the rest of the way.”
Claire Lockley, who car shares from Ross-on-Wye to Hereford, said: “I’m very happy with my car sharing arrangement because not only does my twoshare match travel to the same location, but it also means we save fuel and money and can have a great chat at the same time.”
To find out more about car sharing in Herefordshire, please visit: www.twoshare.co.uk.