Lift sharing | Oxfordshire County Council

Lift sharing

Find someone to car share with you and save money on petrol.

Lift sharing is when two or more people travel together in a private car. It allows people to share car travel and cut their petrol and parking costs, while also helping to reduce congestion and pollution to benefit the environment.

The Oxfordshire Liftshare scheme provides a matching service for all those who live, work and travel in and around Oxfordshire, as well as longer journeys to other locations outside the county.

It operates over the whole county, and is open to anyone over 18. Anyone can register, even non-drivers, and will be able to choose:

  • when to share
  • which people/person to share with
  • how often to share
  • whether to be the driver or passenger, or to alternate

The scheme is completely free, and once you register you make no commitment to car share - you simply have the opportunity to find others in your area that you may wish to share your journeys with.

How to join the scheme

To join the scheme and register your journey details, or to find out more, visit The website will give you instructions about how to find matches. You will be able to specify the kind of people you want to share with (eg people the same gender as you), and how often and for which journeys.

Once you register, you will then receive matches to the specification you have chosen. For example, you might choose only to share with people of the same gender and/or age as you. You can then choose whether to share with the matches generated for you, or not. It is entirely up to you.

Why lift share?

  • Save money on running costs: the average active member of the lift share network saves over £974 per year.
  • Reduce the need for a second car
  • Reduce the need to find parking places, and save money on parking costs
  • Help reduce pollution and congestion
  • Help to reduce the mental and physical stress of driving by sharing driving time
  • Meet new people and have a sociable journey
Last reviewed
20 November 2015
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