How it Helps
There are several ways to encourage more individuals to participate in ridesharing programs or carpool with their friends and coworkers. These can include reduced cost or free parking and reward programs.3 Additionally, employers can offer employee carpool programs that provide ride matching services to encourage their employees to carpool to work.4 Offering financial incentives to go along with this program would further entice employees to participate.
It would be helpful to educate individuals on how ridesharing benefits the environment, as well as reduces the wear and tear of their own vehicles. Providing a cost comparison analysis of driving alone to work versus carpooling can also encourage the use of more ridesharing services.