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Save money and the environment with a more sensible way to carpool

Developer description

Its a web application that connects users looking to offer rides in a carpool or users looking ... More

Editor's review

Published 13 Oct 2013

Anyone who has lived in a big city has probably thought about the concept of carpooling every now and again - but rarely do we do anything about it. Governments push it every now and again but there doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of enthusiasm behind it. One of the biggest drawbacks of previous attempts to put together a viable carpool connection is that you never know who you are going to be giving a lift to or getting a lift from. CatchMyRide is a free social travel application that takes much of the mystery out of carpooling by offering the service to specific organizations like universities, a local business or a corporation with reviews and views so that you know just who your traveling companions are.
Most people do what they can to be green and earth friendly so why not offer others a ride to your destination if you have the space. If you are a commuter, maybe you don't want to use your car and want to catch a ride to get to work for one reason or another - whether it be high gas prices, parking expenses or simply that you are trying to do your bit to save the environment -carpooling is a good alternative. But, not only does carpooling help the environment – it’s also a cheaper alternative.  CatchMyRide is a web application that offers a valid and safe experience by connecting users looking to offer rides in a carpool to users looking for a ride to work or another location. But here's the kicker - you can only form carpools with people that are registered inside a common organization. When you sign up with CatchMyRide you must choose an organization - this can be anything from a University, corporate building or local business - and provide some details about yourself. You can create a free account and complete the four simple steps to connect in just a few minutes. If your organization isn't listed, you can suggest that it be added. This gives both the driver and their passengers the peace of mind of knowing just who they re sharing their ride with - it could even be someone they know. You can search for other people inside your specific organization or you can read and sort by reviews, by distance or by the direction they are coming from. Accept or request a ride and carpool with someone you know rather than with a complete stranger.
Next time you are driving to or from work take a look around you -especially at the transit lanes where private cars often have a three-person minimum requirement. Pretty empty isn't it? The concept of carpooling has been mooted many times but, for one reason or another, it just hasn't captured the attention of the general public. CatchMyRide is a fast growing free carpool service that offers a slightly more user-friendly version by connecting people who share a common destination or organization so you no longer have to worry about sharing a ride with a stranger. This easy to use and very convenient social travel app lets you find someone that you know in your organization to carpool with and save money. It means that you don't have to deal with rush hour traffic or commuter trains, whilst all the while doing your bit for the environment. It has to be applauded.

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