Whether you want to:
Help the environment by reducing traffic and the associated problems of air pollution and noise
Reduce motoring costs, including maintenance fuel and car parking charges
Meet new friends and reduce travel stress
We can help.
Want to Save Money on Travel Costs but Need to Drive?
www.ueacarshare.com is the University's innovative car sharing database, developed specifically for everyone at UEA.
It's free and easy to use - once you have registered, simply log on and enter your password to access the database that enables you to contact those with a similar journey pattern to you.
Once you have found someone to share with and are committed to sharing 50% of your journeys each week why not join UEA's Smartshare scheme?
- Priority parking (spaces reserved for formal sharers until 10.30 am)
- Guaranteed get-you-home service
To join the SmartShare scheme, please download and complete the SmartShare permit application form
or pick up an application form from the Lodge. Student and other non-UEA applicants should also download and complete the Direct Debit Form
and student applicants will also be required to provide proof of residence.
For charging purposes each SmartShare member will be registered individually to pay his or her charge as appropriate, (please see "car parking @ the University for further information on daily charges), it is then up to the group to determine how the cost of parking will be apportioned. As a group you may wish to alternate between campus (swipe) cards in the same way as you alternate between vehicles taking it in turns to pay or you might choose to determine the fees for a period of time perhaps a month and divide this amongst the group. If you drive to the University but do not share then you will be charged at your own individual rate, so the more you share the more you save. SmartShare permit holders who park in the Central or Blackdale Car parks will be required to display a valid scratchcard.
Please note the following important information:
The University will not consider applications
- from the same address
- addresses within 5 kilometres of the University
- addresses from which a more sustainable means of travel is available, this may include park & ride
Permit holders will be required to share at least 50% of their journeys; this replaces the previous 3 times a week or more condition.
Staff applicants who are not automatically eligible for the scheme may make an appeal to the Transport Co-ordinator whilst Student Applicants may appeal the Student Parking Permit Appeals Panel. Whilst each appeal will be considered on its own individual merits applications should demonstrate:
- evidence of journeys being made separately over a period of three months
- Where the appeal is from applicants from the same address, evidence that significant changes have been made to enable sharing to take place for example a change in work hours
- Other evidence as appropriate
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