One member of staff making a regular commute between Workington and Carlisle has started saving around £2600 per year in fuel costs. Combined with discounted campus parking permits and dedicated on-campus liftsharers' parking spaces, this is making a difference.
To find out more, see CumbriaUniCarShare. The site can also be used to find somebody to walk or cycle to campus with. CumbriaUniCarShare can help you find people to share your car, bike or walking journey. The site is operated on behalf of the university by liftshare.com ltd. Students can use it to offer or find lifts for business and commuting journeys.
You should register with the university student group. When you're entering details of a lift, you can choose to open this up to the general public (liftshare.com has about 400,000 users in the UK), but otherwise your details will stay within the university staff or student group. Registration is only available to people with email addresses that end @cumbria.ac.uk or @uni.cumbria.ac.uk.
If you're concerned about safety and security, please read the specific guidance that on the website.
The site can also help to find 'buddies' for people who walk or cycle to university - if you would like to find someone to walk or cycle with, register with the site and have a look.