Rideshare Month - October 2015

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate the many benefits of commute alternatives. Rather than driving alone, choose a carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or transit commute and get there together! Save money; go green; and socialize, work, rest, read, or text while someone else drives.

get there together - join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge

Commuters - Join the challenge and see how ridesharing can improve your commute. Participating is easy!

  1. Create an iCommute account 
  2. Choose a carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or transit commute
  3. Log eligible commute trips throughout October in TripTracker to be entered to win weekly prizes, including one grand prize - a new bike! You’ll earn an additional chance to win each day you log an eligible commute trip in October.  

Make sure to visit Facebook.com/iCommuteSD and follow @iCommuteSD on Twitter for the latest Rideshare Month updates. Use #RideshareSD or #GetThereTogetherSD to tell us about your ridesharing experience!

Need a ride to a meeting or lunch during the Rideshare 2015 Challenge? Sign up for Uber and use promo code "RideshareSD" for a free ride (up to $20 - first time Uber users only).

Employers -
 Employer registration for the Rideshare 2015 Challenge is now closed. 69 employers, representing over 178,000 employees, are participating in the Rideshare Challenge. These employers will
 support transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals by encouraging employees to choose alternative commutes. 

The winning employer in each size category will receive recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper, on iCommute social media, and on the iCommute website; a commemorative plaque; and mention in a SANDAG press release. Stay tuned for weekly leaderboard updates throughout Rideshare Month.

iCommute is here to help

New to ridesharing? Not sure where to begin? We have tools and resources to help you get started.

Rideshare Month 2014

Fifty-one organizations representing more than 102,000 employees participated in the iCommute Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge. Circulate San Diego, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dudek, Port of San Diego, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sharp Healthcare won the challenge by having the highest average number of points in their size category - congratulations! 

Rideshare Month 2014 helped save more than 33,000 gallons of gasoline and nearly $350,000. More than 5.4 million calories were burned biking or walking to work during Rideshare Month 2014, equivalent to playing more than 14,500 hours of golf at Torrey Pines.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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