For latest Government travel guidance on the use of private vehicles and car sharing, please see their webpage: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#private-cars-and-other-vehicles
We want to help staff and students travel to the University actively where possible, including as part of a multi-mode journey; could you try walking, running or cycling some of the way? Latest advice and information to support you can be found on our new dedicated Active Travel page.
Try the FAXI app today to begin your carpooling (car share) journey!
We offer staff a free subscription to the FAXI carpooling app to help share the cost of driving to work as well as helping to reduce air pollution and congestion issues in Leeds.
FAXI is an easy to use smartphone application that enables staff to identify colleagues who share a similar route to work and have similar working hours. Connect and arrange a carpooling network with colleagues, and enjoy the flexibility of choosing when you want to carpool, and who with, on a day-to-day basis. The app uses sensors in your smartphone to help you to record carpooling activity, which is used to validate shared journeys and offer incentives and rewards.
How to join the community:
- Download the app and register your account
- Find University employees with a similar route to campus
- Connect with colleagues who share similar working hours
- Create carpooling arrangements; on a weekly or daily basis
- Automatically record shared journeys to be in with the opportunity to win some great prizes
Get started now by downloading the app from the googleplay or apple app store, just search for Faxi carpooling or sign up via the web here and follow the simple instructions.
Don’t have your own car but need access to one for a quick trip or to move some items?
Have a look at Enterprise Car Club which enables you to book out and use a range of different cars that can be reserved for as little as half an hour, a day, or as long as needed.
There are 35+ new hire vehicles in designated bays across the City. We have 2 Car Club vehicles (one of which is a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid) in dedicated bays on campus (Clarendon Road – outside Leeds University Business School; and Cavendish Road – outside the Ziff Building).
Once you have registered, vehicles can be reserved online by phone or using the iphone app. Once reserved, you just head to the designated vehicle, unlock it using your membership card or app, enter your unique pin once in the vehicle to dispense the keys and drive away. Simple!
*DISCOUNTED RATES for University of Leeds staff and students!*
Enterprise offer annual membership for £10, but will give you that £10 back as driving credits towards your first journeys to get you started! To access this discounted offer, please click on the link: University Of Leeds Personal Joining Link
For general public information on Enterprise car club vehicle locations, registration, membership, costs and bookings, click here.
*ENTERPRISE STUDENT TRAVEL ASSISTANCE*
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Enterprise wants to make it easier for students to get home to their families by reducing the minimum age requirements and waiving one-way fees for rentals up to and including 31 May 2020.
Available to University students 18 – 24 years of age
Length of rental restricted to maximum of 5 days
Valid for rentals up to “Compact” in size
Offer valid at U.K. locations only for car hire reserved in advance.
Standard driver and credit requirements apply, except for the minimum car rental age per this offer
Official NUS Student ID must be presented at the time of rental
Offer expires 31/5/2020
For more information and to book please use this link: https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/car-hire/deals/young-driver.html
Did you know? The University also has an account with Enterprise for car club vehicles to be used by staff for University business use. To bool an Enterprise car club vehicle for University of Leeds Business use, please go to: 10101269 University of Leeds Join Link
STAFF – PLEASE NOTE RE: MOTOR INSURANCE: As with hiring any car or van for University business use, you must contact Maxine Brown in Insurance Services on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ext: 36029 with the dates of the hire and vehicle reg number.