Carpooling

An economic and uniting means of transportation that can forge ties between communities

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DE Germany
Web http://www.carpooling.fr/
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About the project Edit

“Carpooling.fr” wants carpooling to be accessible to everyone—to build a greener and more interdependent Europe. Drivers can easily offer seats and passengers can benefit from this. Cost sharing is flexible, since it allows anyone to offer what they can or what they want to give. The goal is for everyone to have access to an economic and uniting means of transportation, to get from point A to point B, under any circumstance such as: money problems, strikes, full trains or planes, high costs or cancellations. And every time a car is shared, there is less pollution, traffic and CO2.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The site wants to break down the barriers between social classes, businesses, communities, countries and it wants to promote sharing trips and meetings. Links are forged between people of all backgrounds.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

This provides a transportation option for people without cars or without a transportation budget who need to get around. It also allows drivers to significantly reduce their spending in times of financial crisis.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

These are users who push the boundaries, so we can expect a considerable coverage in the coming years.
There is also the potential for this initiative to develop on a regional scale. For the time being, the site is primarily dedicated to medium and long distance travel. Finally, the site is beginning to integrate alternative transportation options, by listing reduced rates for seats on buses and trains.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The site was created in Germany in 2001 and because of its success it was launched in eight other countries including France in 2010.

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