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Car Sharing

The benefits of car-sharing include: 

  • saving money on transport costs;
  • fewer cars on the road – less congestion, less pollution and easier parking;
  • providing a solution to the transport problems of rural areas;
  • providing more transport options; and
  • reducing the need for a private car.

Over 7000 people have signed up to WY Car Share and it’s estimated that about 1.5 million miles are saved every year through car sharing in and around Leeds. You can do the same by using the link on this page. Leeds residents are being encouraged to continue the rise in car sharing and fill some of the 38 million empty seats on the UK’s roads every day.

wy.liftshare.com is part of the largest lift sharing network in the UK, with over 650,000 members why not sign up for free today!

To join please use the external link on this page.

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Congestion in Leeds is increasing and many cars in Leeds carry just the driver. If we are to reduce congestion we have to make more efficient use of the road space and we can do this by prioritising delivery of people rather than their vehicles in to Leeds city centre. Car sharing is one way to do this.

A High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane does this, being typically available to nearly all vehicles carrying two or more (2+) people. You can download the 2+ leaflet as a pdf from with this page and this has more details on how these lanes operate, who can use them and when. All such lanes have 2+ signs beside them and are enforced by the police.

A 2+ lane has successfully operated on the A647 Stanningley Road in Leeds since 1998. In the last few years other 2+ lanes have opened; on the M606 (from Bradford towards Leeds) and on the A63 to/from M1 junction 45. West Yorkshire's fourth 2+ lane opened just recently on Roundhay Road.


Information on HOV Lanes is available to download from the documents section on this page.