The sharing economy is gaining traction, from sharing accommodation, cars, clothes and equipment, through to cities seeing the sharing economy as a solution to the pressing challenges they face.
Key benefits of sharing include:
- Environment – sharing reduces resources and increases the efficiency of resources, as any one resource is used by a greater number of people
- Society – sharing builds community as the relationship between a sharer and sharee is more connected in most cases than a seller and sellee
- Economic – sharing can save people money and keep money within the local community
Following are a range of sharing opportunities. If you know of more that you think are worth adding to this list, please contact us and we will grow this list.
Commercial car-share schemes:
Community car-share schemes:
- 3 for Free: The ACT parking scheme that encourages commuters travelling to Civic, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong to carpool. Motorists who carpool and have three or more people in the vehicle at the time of parking may park all day for free in specially designated carparks. A daily 3 for FREE ticket can be collected from the booth attendant within the designated carpark between 7.30am and 9.00am Monday to Friday. The 3 for FREE ticket must be displayed face up on the dashboard with the expiry date and vehicle registration number visible from outside the vehicle. Maps showing the location of 3 for FREE designated carparks in the City, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong, can be found at: www.rego.act.gov.au/parking/pay-parking#three