Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

Staffordshire Share-a-Lift
Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

User Guide

Register for Staffordshire Share-a-Lift from the main entry screen, the Welcome page

This how to.. guide, more info, FAQs, email us and conditions are available without being logged into the system. If you are not logged in, return to the Welcome page at any time by clicking Welcome page in the left hand column.

Once you have registered your details, login to Staffordshire Share-a-Lift by using the username (your full email address, if you provided one) and password given to you by the system when you registered. You will be taken to your Share-a-Lift home page.

Register your personal details and lift sharing preferences top

In order to be able to look for potential travel companions all you have to do is complete a few personal details and your travel preferences. From the Staffordshire Share-a-Lift welcome page, click "register". Follow the instructions and complete the boxes, most of which are compulsory, for both your personal details eg: name, postcode (vital) and your specific lift sharing preferences eg: which days you wish to share (you don't have to share every day), what times you wish to arrive and depart on those days and a few other choices eg: whether or not you wish to smoke etc..

In order for these preferences to be saved, make sure you click on "submit" at the bottom of the page and then follow the instructions.

Login to the personalised section of the site top

On the welcome page, login by entering your username and password in the appropriate boxes and then click "log me in!". This will take you to your personalised Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page. From here you can look for potential travel companions, alter your personal and employment details and change your password.

Typically your username will be your email name or email address. If you forget or have lost your password, go to the welcome page, enter your username into the 3rd box and click "remind me".

We recommend that you change your password to something you will remember more easily than the initial one generated by the system for you.

Change your password top

To change your password, click "password" on your Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page. Follow the instructions and click "continue". On the screen that this takes you to, click "continue" to go back to your home page or click "logout" in the left hand column and then go back to the welcome page to try logging in with your new password.

Alter your personal and employment details top

To review or alter your personal and employment details, click "details" on your Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page. Check all the details and change anything which is incorrect.

When any of your personal circumstances relevant to this site change, please login and update your details as soon as possible.

Once you have made any changes to the above details and options, click "submit" for those changes to be saved. Click "continue" on the acknowledgement screen in order to go back to your Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page.

Update your lift sharing preferences top

From your Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page, click "preferences". Check all the details and change anything which is no longer appropriate. eg: which days you wish to share (you don't have to share every day), what times you wish to arrive and depart on those days, whether or not you wish to smoke etc..

In order for these preferences to be saved, make sure you click "submit" at the bottom of the page.

Click "continue" on the acknowledgement page to go back to your Staffordshire Share-a-Lift home page.

Look for potential travel companions top

To find some potential travel companions, click "sharers" (on your Share-a-Lift home page - you need to be logged in). This takes you to the map page.

The initial matches are, by default, calculated within a radius of 5 miles of your home or departure postcode and within +/- 30 mins match on your preferred arrival and departure times. The green bubble is you, and any red bubbles which are showing are potential travel companions.

If you wish to change these criteria, in order, for example, to look further afield on your journey into work or to give a less absolute match on your arrival times, then select different options from the two relevant drop down boxes and click "search".

To find out more details about the potential travel companions produced by the system, either scroll down the page or click on the "sharers" link at the top of the page. The general details about your suitable potential travel companions are displayed in a table with a maximum of five to a page.

To find out any more information about this page or if you require further help, click "help" at the top of the map page, which gives further detailed instructions.

From your Share-a-Lift home page you can: top

  • look for potential travel companions
  • confirm you have found a travel companion/s
  • alter your personal and employment details
  • change your travel preferences
  • change your password
  • resign from Share-a-Lift.

Confirm you have found a travel companion/s top

Once you have contacted some other members and have arranged to share lifts or travel together, one of you elects to go back to the system and confirm that you are sharing. Login to your Share-a-Lift home page and click on the "companions" button.

Follow the instructions, type in the email addresses of your travel companions and save the additions by clicking on the set up team button.

Resign from Share-a-Lift top

If you wish to resign from Share-a-Lift, click "resign". You will be sent a confirmation email.

Other links: top

  • how to.. - this document
  • more info - additional information about the aims, benefits, and promotion of Staffordshire Share-a-Lift
  • FAQs - takes you to a screen which should answer some of the questions asked by users on a regular basis. If you need any other details please contact the Share-a-Lift Administrator. New answers to regular questions will be added on an ongong basis
  • email us - opens a new email message (addressed to the Staffordshire Share-a-Lift Administrator) with the "To" heading already completed
  • conditions - takes you to those always necessary terms and conditions.

Problems or queries top

If you have any queries please contact your Share-a-Lift Administrator.

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