30% of the french resorts meet this criterion.
The idea behind this is 'sharing to pollute less'. Being more than just one in the car enables you to share the costs between the passengers: fuel, car park, motorway tolls. Drivers will appreciate being able to recoup the costs of traveling, and passengers enjoy it as it is less stressful, cuts travel expenses and you can also meet other people.
Surveys have shown that a 2% decrease in the number of cars on the road turns saturated roads into fluid traffic. Car lift sharing helps to reduce the number of cars on the road as well as contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions
There are many websites and on line forums to get in touch with other people near you for lift sharing. Some resorts have set up special offers for carpooling, why not make the most of it?
Economic and social benefits:
Lift sharing and carpooling are simple and effective solutions. Wherever you go, no matter how regularly you travel you will always find somebody to share a car with.
An alternative to single-occupancy car use: pay by the hour cars On the following websites you will be able to use a car as soon as you have registered. Car sharing is a widely used system in Quebec, in Canada. You can then use a car without having to worry about maintenance, you can use it whenever you like and pay as you go for the amount of time you actually use it.
Lift sharing will be quite limited if you only put it into practice with your friends, however specialized websites can help you solve this issue. A number of websites enable you to post journeys whether your offering a lift or asking for one, making a short or a long journey, regularly or just one shot. Some of these web sites are free, others require a small fee but they are all quite useful for organizing your travel.
This kind of information is also available on tourist web sites.
France and Europe:
There are car sharing opportunities or car clubs in many coutries. So let’s make the most of this option.
Specificities of transport in the mountains
Some resorts encourage lift sharing through discounts on ski-pass packages:
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The resort encourages the vacationers to organize carpooling (via websites or on-line forums) to drive up to the resort. It will ensure that financial compensations will be offered to those using carpooling. The resort will also inform about the advantages of carpooling and may, for example, reserve designated parking areas for it.
This issue involves: