Carpooling is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than driving alone. You can cut your fuel and parking costs and at the same time reduce congestion and harmful emissions.
It may be that your workplace offers carpooling as part of its workplace travel plan. If not, you could:
You can look for a carpooling partner in your area through a number of carpooling websites.
Smart Travel (external link) – recommended for regular commutes, such as to and from work or school
Jayride (external link) – recommended for long, one-off journeys
Try searching the web using ‘carpooling’, ‘ride sharing’ and ‘lift sharing’ as key words.
The main challenge in setting up a carpool is finding other carpoolers – people who live in the same area, who have a similar destination.
A sensible first step is to check whether there’s already a scheme operating or being set up in your area. You can then team up with the existing scheme to increase your opportunity to find other carpoolers.
We’ve produced a range of resources to help you promote your carpooling scheme.