Car Share 3-for-Free parking permit

The Vehicle Parking & Cycle Policy has a number of features designed to encourage car sharing. People who regularly car share in a group of three or more are entitled to park free of charge. Further details can be found below. 

Car shares of three or more people

Where three members of DMU staff, all eligible for a car parking permit, regularly drive in together, they are eligible to apply for a '3-for-free Car-Share' parking permit. The car share group will be issued with one permit transferable between cars.

People wishing to apply for a car share permit should complete an offline application:

Return the completed form to the Estates Services Reception. Please do not use this form in lieu of a DMU Hub application if you have access to the Hub. Each offline application will be checked and returned to the originator for submission via the Hub in such instances.

Each person wishing to take advantage of this permit type will need to submit their own application. If any person in the group will always be a passenger then that person should also be included in the form, writing 'passenger' in the section of the form asking for details of the car. All three applicants will be expected to complete the same form. 

What if one or more of the three car share employees is away?

When the car is used by fewer than three people, for instance when one of the group is away or needs to travel at different times, then the permit should be supplemented by a pay and display ticket for each day concerned.

Checks will be made to ensure that the car diaplying a '3-for-free Car-Share' permit shared. Useers repeatedly using their vehicle for sole occupancy without paying and displaying will have their permit withdrawn, and may lose the right to park on campus.

Where can I park with a '3-forfree Car-Share' permit?

The Corral area has been set aside in the main car park for car shares. Single occupancy vehicles should not use this area unless directed by the car park attendants.

Emergency ride home service

Any member of staff who is left by a car share partner who has had to leave the campus unexpectedly may be able to claim back the costs of a bus or taxi used to get home. Please contact Sustainability for further details or click here for a claim form.
Journey matching software for drivers, cyclists and walkers

DMU is a member of, a web-based journey matching service for people based in Leicestershire that is hosted on the website. Although this service is freely available to members of the public, we have arranged with them a mechanism whereby members of the university, using a email address can use this website to search for a car share partner who is also a member of the university.

To access the DMU database go to  Click on the ‘Join Now!’ button and then choose De Montfort University Staff Carshare from the Business Group or Community drop-down menu. You must register with the service using your DMU email address if you wish restrict your search to DMU members only although once registered you can access the site from any computer. This gives you rather greater security than using a public car share scheme.

The same scheme can also be used also for matching cyclists and walkers. This may be useful for current cyclists wanting company on the ride in, or for individuals who may be concerned about cycling but who would like to give it a go, seeking someone more experienced for encouragement and support.

We draw your attention to the fact that it is up to you to arrange your own insurance. If you have only 3rd party insurance on your car, you must inform your passengers that they may not be covered in the event of an accident. Passengers are also urged to check the level of cover with the driver before committing to car share.

Disclaimer: DMU does not manage the website, it merely provides a link to it. DMU has no responsibility for the content or functioning of the website, and cannot be held liable for any claims arising from using it. All DMU members using the sites must agree to’s own terms and conditions, and must abide by their recommended security procedures. Members of the university using this service form a contract with, not with DMU.

DMU also reserve the right to withdraw or alter access to the service at any time.


We would very much like to know how you get on with car sharing, and if you think there are any improvements that could be made to the scheme. If you have any comments or requests for changes to the system, please get in touch with Sustainability



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