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Car sharing scheme

Here you can find out about the Calderdale car sharing scheme and how it can save time and money for commuters.

Car sharing is when two or more people get together to share a journey. They may be travelling to the same destination or to different places along one route. This helps to reduce the congestion and pollution caused by traffic on our roads.

Anyone who lives or works in West Yorkshire can car share, using the West Yorkshire car share scheme. It is free to use and is brought to you through a partnership between the West Yorkshire councils and Metro.


To sign up to the scheme and register your journey details, visit: West Yorkshire Lift Share.

  • The system matches you with other members going in the same direction. It also lets you make contact through a secure email connection.
  • You can register any number of journeys and different types of journey can also be registered. (For example, regular ones like commuting to work, as well as one-offs for shopping or going to the match.)

Car sharing saves you money

Sharing a journey means you can share the fuel and parking costs between everyone in the car.

  • Remember that the driver must not make a profit, as this is likely to invalidate their insurance.
  • The West Yorkshire carshare website offers guidelines on what constitutes a fair amount to offer or request for petrol.
  • Car sharers' cars are used less often overall, which reduces wear and tear and your car will need less maintenance.

Flexible scheme

The scheme is as flexible as you want it to be.

  • You choose who you share with and when. (There is no obligation to share with the same person on every journey.)
  • You can share with as many different people as you like.
  • You can choose to be contacted by phone or email. You can also make notes on your journey record for any preferences you have, such as non-smokers or women only.

Top tips

  • The success of the scheme depends on as many people as possible joining. The more members there are, the more likely it is that you will find a car sharing match. So tell your friends, family and colleagues about the scheme!
  • Keep coming back to the site to search for new matches if you do not find one right away. More people are joining all the time!
  • Remember to update your record or journey types as they change over time. This way, the site is always up-to-date and you are more likely to find a match that works.

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