Our project partner Pferdemarktquartier, as one of nine initiatives, got awarded yesterday for their commitment in rural areas by Germany’s Federal Minister of Environment. No surprise – their work on ride-sharing was one of the aspects that did the trick…
If you know German: watch this interesting program on how to be mobile without using your own car.
What a combination for our German friends, donuts and ride-sharing! The ride-sharing company Flinc has an offer for their German users, check it out.
Going back and forth to work doesn’t necessarily mean just wasting your time. In France, some are learning English on their daily commute. What could you do while ride-sharing?
Why wait for your community to get a ride-sharing project? If you live in Sweden, you can already use this free tool. It has been around for a while, but now also enables you to create (or join) groups. See more details at skjutsgruppen.nu
(Picture from https://www.facebook.com/CarmaRidesharing, the ride-sharing company Carma´s Facebook page)
Ride-sharing is great, but sometimes you want to look into other opportunities as well. If you are planning a trip in Sweden, there is a great tool available at http://norrlandsresan.se/. It helps you plan either single trips or even meetings with participants from different cities. In the latter case, the system not only provides you with public transport opportunities and the time and distance would you choose to drive yourself, it also suggests the best meeting time to minimize everyone´s travelling time.
It’s free and works all over Sweden (despite of its name that indicates that it is only intended for the northern part)!
A new year means a great opportunity to change habits and try new things. Exercise, diet and health tend to come in mind, but if you are not into limiting your life, there is one great thing you should try that offers you all of this:
- better economy
- increased flexibility
- new encounters
- reduced climate stress
Of course, ride-sharing is the way to go, and now is a golden opportunity to get started before you are once more set in your ways. Maybe every now and then, maybe once a week, maybe for giving your kids a ride… We all have different needs, but you only know what fits you if you give it a try!
If you are not living in an area where there is a ride-sharing project going on, you can still give it a try. There are a number of free services out there; flinc.org and car.ma just to mention two good ones. Register, try it out and invite all your friends to do the same!
A Swedish ride-sharing initiative using flinc: