The Government encourages local authorities to promote car sharing through a range of initiatives, including:
Spending over £100 million to 2008 on the Travelling to School Initiative;
Spending £10 million over five years on the Sustainable Travel Towns Initiative;
Researching and disseminating publications such as "Making car sharing and car clubs work" and "Making Smarter Choices Work"; and
Encouraging the inclusion of car sharing and car club schemes in the Local Transport Plans that local authorities submitted on
It is not possible however to disaggregate from these projects the amount spent specifically on car sharing.
Through the Highways Agency, the Government are also taking direct measures to encourage and facilitate car sharing. This includes implementing workplace travel plans on the strategic road network and piloting the use of dedicated car share lanes.