Social Reasons to Carpool

Make new friends, relax, find new adventures. All of these social aspects to carpooling benefit the lone driver, but what about us? What about our community, our neighbors?

Less Time Spent Traveling

The average commute for a LA local is 30 minutes or 60 minutes daily. This could be shortened if more people chose to carpool instead of driving alone (hint hint)

Commuting together would reduce the number of cars on the road, so each car could go just a little bit faster, have a little bit less congestion, and actually make that damn yellow light.

Less time in the car means more time later with your friends and family, being productive at work, and less frustration and road rage due to traffic, everybody wins.

Maybe you could use the extra 10 minutes to actually make that healthy lunch you always tell yourself to make for work. 

The Birds Can Finally Come Back

Modern transportation is wreaking havoc on our air quality, so much so that most birds refuse to fly in and above cities. Think about it, when was the last time you heard a bird singing in the city?

Nearly everyone has seen a picture of a foggy, grey looking gas coming out of a car and into our air. Half of America lives in air that is considered unsafe by the federal government; and vehicles are the main cause of this pollution. If 100 people were to carpool every day, more than of 1,320 pounds of carbon monoxide and 2,376,000 pounds of carbon dioxide could be removed from the air.

That will make the air increasingly cleaner for our families, our loved ones, neighbors, and the birds.

Clear Roads

If you were to search “Commute” on Google (or Bing..?), almost every image is of roads with cars packed together like dogs sniffing each other (if you know what we mean).

In a society where around 80% of people drive alone, by opting to carpool just one day a week, the traffic would be reduced by as much as 20% (making hours of difference on a weekly basis). Our cities are growing and rapidly with the percent of the world population that lives in cities grew from 39% to 54% between the 80’s till now.

Now more than ever, we need real ride sharing to limit the number of people on the roads.

Less Road Wear & Tear

Have you ever driven over a part of the road that is so cracked and uneven it makes every fiber of your body stand on edge? To fix roads like this, state and local governments paid $168 billion on highway repairs and maintenance in 2015, with spending increasing since. By driving on roads in need of repair, drivers forfeit an average of $844 each year in taxes.

These damaged and expensive roads are hard on our cars, but how do we stop it? Carpooling. The damages on our roads are caused by overuse: cars running over them more than necessary. Carpooling reduces the number of cars on the road, and in turn, keeps our roads more in tact.

Money Saved Collectively

84% of drivers drive alone. With so many drivers on the road at once, the average rider loses an entire work week in traffic translating into over an average of $1,000 a year equaling $300 Billion in productivity for the U.S. as a whole.

If you add one carpooler, your bills and expenses will be cut by over half; adding more people means even more savings.

Be more productive and use your money for things you actually want, by sharing your fares with FareShare. 

A commute with FareShare is not just a carpool, but an amazing experience facillitating human conversation and environmental & monetary conservation.