Rideshare Month   October 2014

There are many places to go, things to see, and activities to enjoy in San Diego. How about getting there in ways that let you save time and gas, fit in a workout, or socialize with others? Ridesharing is an easy transportation choice besides driving alone: carpool, bike, walk, take transit, vanpool, or telework.

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate these alternatives and their many benefits. Commuters are invited to participate by replacing their solo drive and giving ridesharing a try.

Share your ride — with pictures, stories, or even video — for chances to win great prizes. Is there a scenic walk or bike route you enjoy? Is your carpool a fun crowd that deserves the spotlight? What do you like best about ridesharing? We want to know about it! Get a head start – create a free iCommute account today and follow SANDAG on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Rideshare contest details will be posted later this summer.

Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge

Organizations can get in on the Rideshare fun too. The Rideshare Corporate Challenge is a fun way to show support for sustainable commutes to and from work. It’s a friendly competition among organizations in similar size categories; organizations encourage employees to rideshare and log their trips to earn points. The best part is that iCommute provides free resources: an eToolkit containing promotional materials, sample email messages, and tips will be provided to all Corporate Challenge participants. By participating and getting your employees to rideshare, your organization can earn points toward a Diamond Award! Corporate Challenge registration will open in mid-August.

iCommute is here to help

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

Rideshare 2013 Highlights

More than 2,400 individuals and 39 organizations participated in Rideshare 2013 and contributed to significant environmental savings:
  • 13.2 million vehicle miles not traveled, enough to circle the Earth 534 times! 
  • 575,420 gallons of gasoline saved, which amounts to almost $2.3 million in fuel cost savings.
  • 11.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions avoided, the same amount emitted from electricity used by 448 homes each year.
Get ready to make Rideshare Month 2014 an even greater success!

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

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