Get to know your neighbours – at home and at work. Share a ride sometimes or every day. Save on parking, gas and car repairs. Whatever your reasons, carpooling can work for you.

Give a ride/find a ride

Finding friends to carpool with to a concert or a neighbour who works in the same area as you can be pretty straightforward. Finding a carpool for work can be a bit more challenging.

In 2017, Green Action Centre will launch GoManitoba, which will bring the powerful technology of RideShark to our province. Learn more about this exciting program, and encourage your workplace or organization to register for a sub-site.

Found a carpool match? Here are a few suggestions on finding a fair fee for sharing your ride.

Check out these two personal stories for inspiration and guidance: 6 Guys, 1 Van = 1 Successful Carpool and Carpooling Made Easy.

Encouraging carpooling

Carpooling to work (Photo: Green Action Centre)

Workplaces can encourage carpooling by providing preferential parking spots and marking them with signage noting these spaces are for carpoolers only. An example would be a parking spot closest to the entrance. This can be a great means of carpool promotion, especially in the coldest months of winter!

An Emergency Ride Home program at the workplace can make it easier to choose carpooling. It provides a bit of peace of mind when you know you can take a taxi in the event of a family emergency or another unusual event.