Car sharing makes more efficient use of vehicles on our road, helping reduce congestion and pollution.

The benefits for individuals are that:

  • It increases travel choices

  • Provides options in rural areas with little public transport alternatives

  • Reduces their travel costs

  • Can reduce the need for car ownership

For businesses, it can improve accessibility of employment centres, especially in areas with poorer public transport provision. If everyone shared a car just once a week, the number of journeys would be reduced by 20%.

SEStran has been operating since October 2006. Tripshare is the free, web-based car-sharing scheme to link car drivers or passengers who are making similar journeys in South East Scotland and wish to share the costs. The system can also match taxi, cycling or walking journeys.

To find out more about, please click here.

To access the Tripshare information leaflet in a range of minority languages, click here.

SEStran Tripshare