The University actively encourages staff members to car share where possibly and have introduced the Liftshare scheme for staff to sign up to.
If you have a University of Lincoln car parking permit you can join the scheme and split the cost of your journey with a colleague and reduce your carbon footprint. The benefits of car sharing are:
- Reduces the costs of travelling
- Cuts congestion and pollution
- Reduces the environmental impact of single occupancy vehicles
- Reduces parking problems
- A great way of networking and making new friends
Initially 20 car sharing spaces are reserved exclusively for those participating in the scheme; these are marked out with blue bays. The bays are split between two locations on the main Boulevard car park at the Brayford campus: behind the Isaac Newton Building, and near to the Janet Lane-Claypon Building (previously called the Science Building).
To make use of a Liftshare bay, simply display two permits in the same vehicle for the days you are sharing. You can then use your permit as normal in a regular bay on days when you don’t share. Staff can sign up to the Liftshare scheme now via https://liftshare.com/uk/community/uni-lincoln. The site also has more information about Liftshare, such as how you manage costs and finding a Liftshare partner.
It is part of the national LiftShare scheme, which is used by universities and businesses across the UK.
The Estates team will be monitoring the uptake of the scheme, and will mark additional car share bays as required. The updated car parking policy, which includes information about the Guaranteed Ride Home policy for those in the scheme, can be found on the Portal Car parking policy. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.