If you commute by car in the GTHA, this section is for you, your wallet and peace of mind.
In 2011, CarpoolZone.ca helped commuters save $769,000 and prevent 270 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every month.
Two people, sharing a 50 km (return) commute five days a week will each save $54 on gasoline alone in one month (based on gas price of $1.21/litre). Carpooling also sparks new and lasting friendships and alleviates the stress of driving alone every day.
It is estimated that the average annual cost to own and operate a personal vehicle is somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000. Carpooling allows you to share that expense, leaving you with cash for other things. How much is your seat worth? Calculate your costs here.
Carpooling can also reduce your total commuting time. Imagine whizzing by traffic congestion in a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane or parking in a spot close to the entrance of your workplace that has been designated for carpools only.