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GoCarShare Booking System
Passengers ‘book’ the journey. Once the driver has accepted, the passenger will be asked to prepay via PayPal.
A week after the journey has been completed we will transfer the money to the driver, minus our fee of 15%, which usually works out as just a couple of pounds. Drivers are welcome to factor this cost into the price they quote to take a passenger.
We don’t enforce the booking system, but it is important to use because:
- It prevents people dropping out at the last minute so offers the drivers security.
- It helps ensures the safety of the platform; everyone is trackable.
- This is our way of funding the development of GoCarShare and ensuring that we are here next year too.
We hope you value GoCarShare and support us in using the booking system. Please shoot through any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Car sharing was a great way to share the cost of getting down south for Boardmasters from Manchester. It's a brilliant way to meet new people whilst reducing levels of emissions." - Diana Eleanor, GoCarShared to Boardmasters 2013
"... GoCarShare is cheaper and more convenient than catching a train/bus. But my main reason for offering up a lift is to meet great like-minded people. Sharing the cost of the fuel and making new friends as you go. I don't think you can beat that!? All the people I have given lifts to have all been so grateful and so thankful; I will definitely be doing it again!" - Robin Knight, GoCarShared to Boardmasters 2013
“This was my first time using goCarShare (or any car share site actually!). I shared with two girls Sarah and Veronika and it was great fun! Music and banter on the drive down. We even pitched our tents together and agreed we would meet up again next year :) So thanks goCarShare! It was more than just a car share for me!” - Phil Boylan, GoCarShared to Boardmasters 2013
"The trains along the same route were expensive and infrequent and GoCarShare helped me fill a car and go to Boardmasters at my convenience and in a rental car so it was a great service. My passengers and I got on well and shared a few drinks at the festival so well done guys." - Keiron Brand, GoCarShared to Boardmasters 2014
“This was not my first time car sharing but it was my first time with GoCarShare. I've worked at a number of festivals over the years and the one thing they have in common is they’re all always in remote locations. I shared with two boys from Bath and we definitely had a good laugh and chat on the way to Boardmasters. I will definitely be using car sharing at any other festivals I go to!” - Urvashi Shankar GoCarShared to Boardmasters 2015