Start: February 22, 2017 1:00 pm
End: February 23, 2017 2:30 pm

Venue: St. Boniface Public Library
100-131 Provencher Blvd. Winnipeg Manitoba A0A 2B0




Workplaces around Winnipeg and across Manitoba typically try to find carpool matches for their employees in one of two ways: by paying for a subscription to an online ridematching program or by coordinating their own matching database for employees. The result is poor uptake and few matches, and minimal success in moving individuals from their current commuting choice of driving alone to a more sustainable mode choice such as carpooling, transit, cycling or walking.

What if all of these employers used the same ridematching system? By coordinating a central system where users can seek out matches either through their workplace or the entire region, the opportunities for success in finding a match are substantially increased.

Green Action Centre is willing to take on the role of regional administrator for a central system for employers. Among the new technologies, RideShark emerged as the preferred option. This transportation tool allows users to find carpooling or vanpooling partners as well as cycling, walking or transit buddies for their daily commute to work. With features like gamification and rewards programs, 24/7 access to data, Canadian ownership and data storage, and a user-friendly website and app, it goes well beyond simply matching carpool partners.

Join us for an information session and demo!
Wed, Feb 22 or Thurs, Feb 23 | 1:00-2:30pm | St. Boniface Library
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 21st at 2 PM to assist us in arranging a light snack. 

For more information, check out our Regional Ridematching Info Sheet, or contact the Workplace Commuter Options program at (204) 925-3772 or by email:

Beth McKechnie | beth@greenactioncentre.ca
Mel Marginet | mel@greenactioncentre.ca
Heather Mitchell | heather@greenactioncentre.ca




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