What is carpooling?
Carpooling means sharing a ride with other people who work or live near you. Some carpools are set up with rotating drivers who share costs, or a single driver is selected and the passengers contribute to cover fuel and maintenance costs.
Carpoolers can take advantage of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on the 403 between the 407 and 401. Commuters who use HOV lanes report that they save 14 to 17 minutes per trip compared to their travel time before the HOV lanes opened.
How do I find a carpool partner?
Using the Carpool Zone ride-matching software you can easily find a carpool partner and can carpool as often as you choose. Whether you wish to drive, ride or share – Carpool Zone will help you find great carpool matches for all your trips. You can choose to carpool with other staff, or with commuters from other corporate offices in the area.
Enter the Carpool Zone at carpoolzone.ca and give it a try!
The Carpool Zone offers:
- A state of the art ride-matching softwarethat enables registrants to find carpool partners based on a customized search criteria.
- Cost and emissions calculator and tracking tools to monitor your company’s cost and GHG emissions savings.
How it Works: Smart Commute creates an exclusive Carpool Zone group for your employees. Commuters create a profile on the Carpool Zone and then search for a carpool match. The Carpool Zone uses precise technology that helps your employees to look for commuters as close to their work and home as possible.
Privacy: We know that privacy is important to you and your employees. You can be assured that our database is very secure. While online, users are only identifiable by a nickname until they are ready to make contact with a carpool match.
Carpool Savings Calculator
Click here to calculate your carpool savings.
Commute Impact Calculator
What's the true impact of your commute? It might be more than you think. Get the details with this handy commute calculator.
Why does carpooling make sense?
Why would I want to carpool?
Are you considering carpooling to work but are unsure about the benefits? Click here for more information on how carpooling can save you time, money, stress, and not to mention the wear and tear on your vehicle.
Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program
Smart Commute is bringing you an easier way to get home in the event of an unplanned emergency!
Emergency Ride Home Program claim forms are now available online at www.emergency.smartcommute.ca. Expenses, once approved by Smart Commute, will be reimbursed up to $75 per trip.
For more information on the Emergency Ride Home Program and how to submit a claim, please click here.