Companies and employees are still easing back into their pre-pandemic work routines, and one thing we can expect to see more of is a return to commuting to the office.
For many, the idea of commuting again can be daunting and overwhelming:
Finding parking can be as frustrating as it is time-consuming.
The financial cost of driving can quickly increase with rising gas prices and other expenses like registration fees, insurance premiums, maintenance and repairs.
Not to mention the loss of productivity and the added stress of time spent navigating metro Atlanta traffic. If you know, you know.
Adding to this is that many companies are beginning to recognize the importance of offering sustainable commuting options. One option gaining popularity is carpooling.
So, what is carpooling?
Carpooling is sharing a ride with one or more people traveling to the same location. By sharing a ride, everyone saves money on gas, parking and the wear and tear on their vehicles. Carpooling also helps to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by reducing the number of cars on the road.
Even if you only carpool with one other person, that could cut your commuting costs in half. If you add three or more people, the possibilities become even more enticing.
How Does Carpooling Benefit You Directly?
There are several benefits of carpooling, not just for the environment but also for individuals like you. Here are some of the specific ways carpooling can benefit you:
- Cost savings: As mentioned above, carpooling can immediately save you money on gas and parking. Since you’re splitting commuting costs with others, you will be able to put money back in your pocket.
- Reduced stress: Traffic is one of the biggest commuting issues. When you carpool, you can reduce your stress levels by sitting back and relaxing while someone else does the driving on occasion.
- Socialization: Carpooling offers a unique opportunity to connect and socialize with individuals you may not have known otherwise. This can be a great chance to network and build relationships with others in your organization.
- Environmental benefits: It is no secret that increased driving contributes to increased pollution. By carpooling, you reduce your carbon footprint, which helps the environment.
Simplify Carpooling With the Georgia Commute App
It’s easier than ever to match with other individuals traveling to the same location and enjoy the many benefits of carpooling.
Georgia Commute Options assists businesses with creating carpooling options for their staff to have reliable, more cost-effective ways of getting to work.
These services are made available at no cost to metro Atlanta commuters. We also provide resources and consulting services that focus on removing barriers to arriving to work, designing effective programs, and supporting policy implementation—all available at no cost to metro Atlanta employers.