Halton workplaces participated in the 2017 Carpool Week (Feb 6-12), and saved over 1200 kg of carbon emissions by employees carpooling to work. Employees at Smart Commute workplaces logged almost 300 carpool trips during the contest period. Carpool Week is an annual campaign led by Smart Commute to encourage people to carpool and celebrate how much commuters can save by driving to work, school or an event with at least one other person. Employees at over 330 Smart Commute workplaces can look forward to exclusive promotions leading up to Carpool Week.
Cars with two or more occupants are less likely to get stuck in traffic because they can use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
Did you know, the average cost of owning and operating a vehicle in Canada is $10,500 per year. Carpoolers can reduce their costs considerably by sharing the drive to work. Two people, sharing a 50km (return) commute five days a week will each save about $54 on gasoline alone in one month. Calculate your savings here.
Carpool Week has come and gone for 2017 but you can still find your perfect match!
Follow these easy steps:
- Sign up on the Smart Commute tool
- Search and share your A to B
- Connect online, then share the ride!