The University of Edinburgh operates a private Tripshare scheme to match individuals with others wanting to travel in the same direction so they can share the journey and the costs.
Tripsharing is when two or more people share a car journey together.
Car Tripsharers can pool their cars and alternate between them or regularly use a single vehicle with everyone contributing to the costs.
Tripshare has been created so that you may actively search for other people who are making similar journeys at similar times.
The University operates the scheme so that staff and students can search for potential matches within the University community.
Registering and using the scheme is really easy and within minutes you will be able to search for potential tripsharers.
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Tripshare's system can be used to access local journeys within Edinburgh, as well as journeys throughout Scotland and the UK.
When you join Tripshare, you can then not only share car journeys, but you can also to choose to share journeys by taxi, walking and cycling.
The University of Edinburgh operates a private scheme within TripshareEdinburgh so that staff and students can search for potential matches within the University community to share their car, taxi, walking or cycling trip.
You can register for the University's Tripshare scheme on the website.
The registration process asks for your full name, email address, telephone number and home postcode amongst other things, but please be assured that this is just for security reasons and that we are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Tripshare system works using a very neutral process of identification through a simple 'nick name', no further personal information is shared without our members' prior consent.
Once you have registered with Tripshare you then need to register the journey you want to share. This is done by clicking on "My Journeys" in the menu on the left hand side of the screen within Tripshare.
In order to register your journey to the University, you will need to enter the postcode of the Campus you wish to travel to. Postcode information is available from the University Campus Maps.
A BUDi Group is a group of people who are registered as sharing a journey within the Tripshare scheme.
The whole purpose of the Tripshare Scheme is to assist you in finding colleagues who are making similar journeys to you who want to share them. Searching for colleagues is very simple. The Tripshare website provides you with all the help you need to do this.
In the event of an emergency during the working day a registered Tripsharer may take advantage of the "Emergency Ride Home" scheme.
Simply use public transport or a taxi to your home destination, obtain a receipt for the fare, and reclaim it later using the emergency ride home claim form.
Please read the terms and conditions before making a claim.
This article was published on Sep 23, 2011