We asked students all across the UK if ridesharing with Letspool was a good alternative to commuting and long-distance travel...

89% said yes.

We’re a team of students creating a car-share mobile-application, for students, to save hundreds of pounds each year. The costs to travel home, or to commute to campus every day, are simply unfair especially when we consider the economics surrounding most students (let’s talk about debt).

We have a vision to create an application which is going to impact the lives of every student. It’s not just cheaper travel that we want to accomplish, see below our vision for Letspool and how we plan to improve the lives of students all across the UK.

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COST BENEFITS

Our application will allow both student passengers and student drivers to save enormously on their travel costs. When a driver creates their trip the cost of the journey is calculated based on what the distance would typically cost (this is probably less than you think!).

A fuel contribution is then made by each passenger to the driver and each passenger contributes, on average, 70% less than they would pay for public transport. You’re also cutting your journey time down substantially.

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Cost Benefits

Our application will allow both student passengers and student drivers to save enormously on their travel costs. When a driver creates their trip the cost of the journey is calculated based on what the distance would typically cost (this is probably less than you think!).

A fuel contribution is then made by each passenger to the driver and each passenger contributes, on average, 70% less than they would pay for public transport. You’re also cutting your journey time down substantially.

Helping Students Engage

For some, university can be lonely. There are statistics that show students are moving further away from university because accommodation is cheaper. Unfortunately, this comes at the expense of some of the social elements that university offers.

 

Letspool is giving back to students. We’re providing a platform that promotes inclusion and diversity, allowing students to meet that would have otherwise not met. It creates opportunities for new and unexpected friendships in a comfortable environment.

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Environmental Love

Ridesharing has a big impact on the carbon footprint. Ridesharing reduces greenhouse emissions and, on average, sharing a ride with one other person will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.72 kilograms.

 

Not only this, but sharing a ride promotes the use of HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes). These lanes aid the reduction of congestion, single-occupancy car use and reduce travel time.

We plan on working with organisations to support the growing implementation of HOV lanes which have proved to be highly-beneficial in congested areas.

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