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About the benefits of carpooling

Why should you provide a carpooling program to the members of your community?

Your organisation is planning to provide a carpooling program to its employees, students or citizens and you would like to learn more about the benefits of carpooling?

Whether you represent an employer, a college, a university, a city or a transit agency, this section will certainly convince you of all the benefits of a carpooling program.

We invite you to consult the appropriate section that corresponds to the type of organisation you represent. Also don't forget to consult the topic listing the benefits which can take advantage drivers and passengers using carpooling in their daily commutes.

Benefits for the employer (+)

 
For some organisations, the amount of money reimbursed to employees who make business travels with their personal vehicles exceed several million dollars per year.
The Carpooling Network offers different tools to help your organisation encourage carpooling and manage simply and effectively your staff' s business travels.
 
A structured carpooling program is a sustainable social and environmental initiative that will help your organisation to reduce its carbon footprint resulting from business travels.
 
Staff retention, value-added facilitating your recruitment activities, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, improvement of your benefits package and more!
 
Our data indicate that individuals who carpool on a daily basis can save a approximately $ 2,800.00 annually.
 
The Carpooling Network offers different options for a simple and effective management of parking spaces reserved for carpoolers. These tools will help you to optimize the use of your parking lot infrastructure.

Benefits for the college / university (+)

 
A carpooling program is an excellent complement to a public transit system. Affordable and simple to implement, this alternative will increase the mobility of your staff and students.
 
The Carpooling Network offers different options for a simple and effective management of parking spaces reserved for carpoolers. These tools will help you to optimize the use of your parking lot infrastructure.
 
Our data indicate that individuals who carpool on a daily basis can save a approximately $ 2,800.00 annually.
 
A structured carpooling program is a sustainable social and environmental initiative that will help your organisation to reduce the carbon footprint resulting from its community's daily commutes and other trips.
 
For some institutions, the amounts of money reimbursed to employees who travel for business with their personal vehicles exceed several million dollars per year.
The Carpooling Network offers different tools to help your organisation encourage carpooling and manage simply and effectively your staff' s business travels.

Benefits for the city / transit agency (+)

 
A carpooling program is an excellent complement to a public transit system. Affordable and simple to implement, this alternative will increase the mobility of your community.
 
Considering the wide range of benefits related to carpooling, the implementation of this type of service for your citizens constitutes an added value to the range of services provided by your city or transit agency to its community.
 
A structured carpooling program is a sustainable social and environmental initiative that will help your community to reduce the carbon footprint resulting from daily commutes and other trips.
 
Carpooling is an effective solution that will contribute to reduce traffic congestion. Statistics indicate that over 70% of cars have only one person on board, leaving room for improvement.
 
Our data indicate that individuals who carpool on a daily basis can save approximately $ 2,800.00 annually.

Benefits for drivers and passengers (+)

 
Our data indicate that individuals who carpool on a daily basis can save approximately $ 2,800.00 annually. We invite you to try the Driving cost sharing & GHG calculator to find out how much you could save !
 
Carpooling on a daily basis can reduce commuters' greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1.5 ton of carbon dioxide per year.
 
Through carpooling you will be allowed to use available High-occupancy vehicle lanes, which will help you save time when traveling.
 
Studies have shown that a driver alone in a vehicle is more at risk of having an accident than when sharing the car with other passengers.
 
Carpool passengers have the opportunity to relax and to go through different occupations during the ride (i.e.: read a book, take a nap, listen to music, work on your laptop, etc.).


 
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