BENEFITS OF CARPOOLING

Carpooling offers many benefits

Carpooling will save YOU money
Carpooling allows you to share the cost of gas and parking, cutting your expenses by nearly 50% or more; the more occupants in your carpool the more you save.  Carpooling is also socially economical.  Not only will you be saving, but you will also help reduce the costs we all pay towards the construction of new roads, road maintenance and air pollution related health costs. 

Carpooling is better for the environment
Having fewer cars on the road means reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and improved air quality.

It’s good for your health
According to Environment Canada, air pollution caused by vehicular travel is linked to a number of health concerns including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease, allergies and neurological effects.  By carpooling, you help reduce these health risks for yourself and everyone else. Research also suggests that carpooling is less stressful than commuting alone. 

Carpooling is convenient
Carpooling provides commuting convenience comparable to driving alone, with less stress and with the added bonus of companionship while you’re commuting.  Carpooling partners establish their own unique rules that best meet the needs of their carpool.

Carpooling improves your commuting options
Carpooling offers a commuter option that may work better than other methods of transportation. Carpooling works best for people who live where transit service may be limited or non-existent and compared to other options, carpooling may better fit your schedule.

Make new friends
Carpooling is a great way to make new friends!

For more information, check out uOttawa's automated carpool matching program at www.uottawacarpool.ca!

Or contact:

Daniel Spence 
Manager, Sustainable Transportation 
daniel.spence@uottawa.ca
613-562-5800 X:6523

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