TripshareSEStran awarded the Charted Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) AMCO Environmental Award 2017/18
On the 6th October 2017, TripshareSEStran was awarded the Charted Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) AMCO Environmental Award 2017/18. SHARE-North Partner, Lisa Freeman was happy to accept the award on behalf of the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership. Upon receiving the award, she said, “We would like to thank the CIHT for this award, it is great to see the work we do being recognised but more importantly our thanks go to everyone in the Tripshare community, by getting involved they are the ones that make the difference!”
Since the launch of SHARE-North Partner SEStran’s Tripshare service, members have saved 2,346 tonnes of CO2, 11,941,570 miles driven and over £1,220,000. Tripshare is a great way for commuters to save costs and reduce congestion on the road. SEStran’s aim is to reduce the number of single occupancy car trips cross the South East of Scotland as well as to share its experience with the SHARE-North partners. Ridesharing is a great way to reduce costs of driving and can also reduce the need for car ownership, as members don’t even need to own their own car to ride-share. Many TripshareSEStran members are happy to share a seat in their car in return for a small contribution towards costs and some friendly company for their journey.
Ridesharing has seen a great rise in popularity in the region thanks to recent celebrity endorsements by James Corden and Peter Kay. Cordon, joined by a host of different celebrities, has made ride-sharing fashionable with his Carpool Karaoke whilst Kay injects humour into ride-sharing journeys in his BBC sitcom ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share’.
SEStran are highlighting the benefits of Tripshare with their new 30 second television advert running on STV in the South East of Scotland, to encourage people to sign-up, and join over 8,000 people already sharing. SEStran are helping start everyone’s day with a Tripshare ‘pick-me-up’ to help the environment and ease the congestion in the Region.