The cost of the Staff Car Share Permit is just £64 for 2013/14! The cost of the permit is to be shared between 2 and 5 car sharers so you wont have to pay more than half this fee yourself. The permit is aimed at staff that can car share around 4 days per week throughout the year.
Staff will need to register 2 or more vehicles onto a single permit and split the cost of the permit between the users, thus offering a significant financial incentive. Users of the Staff Car Share Permit are eligible to park in any zone on the campus, i.e. Staff Zone, Visitor Zone or Student Zone.
Staff registered on this new permit are entitled to claim up to 25 free one-day parking staff scratchcards each (pro-rata for part-time staff based on full-time employment) to cover staff absences, emergencies, etc. This number of free scratchcards also allows registered users to car share 4 days a week and park free for the 5th day every week of the year. The Car Share Permit is transferable between the registered vehicles only and can be used to park in any zone. The yellow Staff Scratchcards are valid only in Staff or Student Zones and not in the Visitor Zones. They are now also restricted for use in the year stated on the top of the scratchcards.
How to apply
University staff should select this benefit through the Flexible Benefits scheme.
Non-University staff must apply at the Car Parking Office in the Security Lodge.
To qualify, each registered staff member must have held an annual car parking permit during 2012/13 or be a new member of staff. Can't find a colleague to car share with? Then try searching for a match on the University's Sharedwheels scheme.
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Sharedwheels is a free online contact system for potential car sharers. Lancaster University has its own group within Sharedwheels meaning you can search for a car share match working for the University or another member of Sharedwheels, with people travelling all over Lancashire. Register Now.