Sit Back, Relax, & Share the Ride
Carpooling lets you take time back in your day by sharing the financial and mental load of your commute with others:
- Spend less: Carpooling coupled with taking turns driving allows you to spend half as much time driving and half as much money on maintenance — and that’s just with one other person! Imagine how much you’d save with a carpooling group of 3 or 4!
- Sit back and relax: When you’re not driving it lets you focus on relaxing activities like reading, socializing with your fellow carpoolers, playing games, or enjoying some time decompressing from your work day.
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Tips for Starting Carpools
- Meet up: Go for coffee or lunch with your potential carpool partner(s) prior to your first ride and make sure it’s a good fit. Trust your gut – if something makes you feel uncomfortable, consider finding a different carpool.
- Set ground rules: Establish policies with your carpool partner(s). Have a conversation about music, food/drinks, smoking, conversations, etc.
- Figure out logistics: Determine the route and schedule for the carpool, maximum wait times for being late, as well as any back up plans.
- Determine the costs: Set cost-splitting expectations and a method for payment. This includes how costs will be shared and how often payments will be made. Consider using a cash app to make easy requests and transactions.
- Establish communication lines: Exchange preferred contact information ahead of time. Make sure to get emergency contacts for each member of your carpool, just in case.
- Make a schedule: Schedule driver days/weeks/months and stick to it.
- Enjoy the ride!