Workplaces around Winnipeg and across Manitoba typically try to find carpool matches for their employees in one of two ways: by paying for a subscription to an online ridematching program or by coordinating their own matching database for employees. The result is poor uptake and few matches, and minimal success in moving individuals from their current commuting choice of driving alone to a more sustainable mode choice such as carpooling, transit, cycling or walking.
What if all of these employers used the same ridematching system? By coordinating a central system where users can seek out matches either through their workplace or the entire region, the opportunities for success in finding a match are substantially increased.
Green Action Centre is willing to take on the role of regional administrator for a central system for employers. Among the new technologies, RideShark emerged as the preferred option. This transportation tool allows users to find carpooling or vanpooling partners as well as cycling, walking or transit buddies for their daily commute to work. With features like gamification and rewards programs, 24/7 access to data, Canadian ownership and data storage, and a user-friendly website and app, it goes well beyond simply matching carpool partners.
Join us for an information session and demo!
Wed, Feb 22 or Thurs, Feb 23 | 1:00-2:30pm | St. Boniface Library
For more information, contact the Workplace Commuter Options program at (204) 925-3772 or by email:
Beth McKechnie | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mel Marginet | email@example.com
Heather Mitchell | firstname.lastname@example.org