The government is trying to persuade people to give each other lifts to work to cut down on congestion.
A press statement from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says: ‘If you’re currently driving alone on your commute to work, you could halve your fuel and parking costs just by sharing with one other person.
‘Finding a JourneyMatch for a 10-mile commute could save you nearly £600 a year in fuel costs alone.’
Liftshare Week runs UK-wide from today (Monday) till Friday and the Isle of Man is also joining in with this website
It enables commuters to find others in the island who are ‘going your way’, so you can try sharing your commute.
Participants don’t even need their own car.
The press statement says: ‘Lots of members would be happy to give you a lift in return for a contribution to the costs and a bit of friendly company. A quick search facility is available on the JourneyMatch Facebook page which enables users to quickly see if others are making the same journey before signing up.’
Minister Phil Gawne MHK said: ‘JourneyMatch provides commuters with a great opportunity to save money and make their journeys more sociable.’
The department is offering the chance to win a fuel voucher worth £75 to those who register a shared journey and submit a photo of themselves with their ‘JourneyMatch’ and vehicle to the Facebook page.
Do you share a lift with a neighbour? Have you made friends by doing something similar? Has this idea worked for you? Email us at email@example.com to share your story.