West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT) becomes the latest NHS organisation to prioritise their limited employee car parking bays for employees carpooling.
Since signing up to Faxi to connect employees last summer the WLMHT carpool community has grown. Now WLMHT wants to prioritise parking for cars with the highest occupancy. Currently, at St Bernards Hospital, there are only 100 spaces for 300 employees, meaning 200 commuters are inconvenienced every day. Hopefully, with this policy, everybody will have a better commute.
With Ford’s Chariot closing due to lack of passengers and UBER paying a fortune each month to recruit and retain drivers, the Faxi platform aims to match drivers with passengers in a way that naturally scales to meet demand on both sides. Our experience shows, a policy where parking is prioritised for commuters carpooling, can result in long term, paid, shared transportation without the need to invest in transport assets.
Additionally, once passengers and drivers register on the Faxi platform, we very quickly learn their individual travel needs so we can intelligently and proactively offer passengers and drivers a range of coworker provided transportation. We’re seeing this create shared, paid transportation networks for private groups.
We hope that all NHS sites can adopt this kind of parking policy; most UK hospitals have catastrophic employee car parking issues and they all deserve a better commute.