Letter:Giving a lift to car sharing

Sir: The RAC would be delighted to see more car sharing on non- tube-strike days (Letters, 31 July), however, our research shows there is a problem with the "Not in my front seat" syndrome. Our surveys suggest that car sharing is a good idea for everybody else but when it comes down to it the NIMFS mentality wins the day.

For car sharing to work on a wider scale we need more incentives such as "high occupancy vehicle" lanes, preferential office parking for car sharers and a change of attitude. When I walk to work on the next strike day with a sign for "Trafalgar Square" hopefully some drivers will overcome the NIMFS syndrome and give me a lift.


Head of Campaigns


London SW1