37% of French ski resorts meet this criterion.
In the mountains, the country and the outskirts of major cities, people often cover long distances commuting to/from work. Workplace lift sharing schemes help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money, improve human relations and give a better image of the company: shared benefits for both the company and the employees.
It’s possible to save money on commuting trips to work! On average cars mobilise up to 17% of an average household’s budget, in between food (16%) and housing (22%). Going to work in your car is estimated to cost up to £3000 a year for a 20Km trip to/from work (source: ADEME). Considering those figures it makes real sense for a company or a local authority to set-up an internal lift sharing scheme or group transport for it’s employees
Here is a list of advantages for setting up a workplace lift sharing system.
A transport survey
The aim of such a survey is to assess the employee travel habits, generally or in a specific area and also to evaluate employee’s awareness on lift sharing. Main aims:
Informing the staff:
Setting up the service
Company management or local authorities can decide to introduce lift-sharing schemes for their staff. They will then give the employees the necessary means (human and material aid) to put this into practice: specific premises for the lift sharing ads, reserved parking spaces, access to internal communication or even lift sharing allowances.
Specificities of lift sharing in the mountains
Local authorities and tourist office employees as well as lift services staff can organise lift-sharing schemes or shuttle services to go to/from work. This would help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as decrease congestion on steep mountain roads.
Criteria for award of logo
Criterion : The local council, the lift services and the tourist information office have introduced lift sharing schemes (the AND criteria are necessary, the OR criteria are optional but it is necessary to meet at least one of those criteria)
This issue involves:
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The local council, the lift services and the tourist information office have set-up an internal transport scheme for carpooling. Free, or at low fees, shuttles take local employees and seasonal workers to the resort. These shuttles filled to more than 50% of their capacity, will take the seasonal workers from home to their workplace and back, all schedules adapted to their working hours.