Carpooling Benefits

Sep 19 2017

Almost everyone we have spoken with has expressed an interest in carpooling more, but parents are frequently intimidated by the prospect of setting up a carpool. So much so that they often opt to schlep their kids around themselves, rather than share rides with other parents.
With Figure8, you can save time and money, reduce traffic, and help both your community and the environment while sharing the load of driving kids to their various activities around town.

  1. More carpools means more free time for you!
    Instead of driving your kids to and from their activities, you can share the load with parents you trust. Every time you carpool, you decrease your time in the car by 50%! Just think of all the things you could be doing with all of that free time!
  2. Save money by driving less.
    Less driving will result in both short term savings in gas money as well as long term savings in reduced car maintenance expenses, not to mention prolonging the life of your car.
  3. Help the environment.
    On average, parents drive 1,560 miles annually to get their kids to their various activities. All of those miles result in a whopping 1,400 pounds of CO2 emissions! Carpools mean less cars on the road, resulting in decreased carbon emissions.
  4. Expand your community.
    Carpooling presents both an opportunity for you to get to know some new parents in your community and an opportunity for your kids to socialize while they are being driven around. In the digital age we live in, the in-person encounters are priceless.
  5. Decrease traffic.
    Traffic jams seem to worsen with every passing year. Carpooling helps alleviate road congestion by keeping some cars off the streets.
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