Rideshare Week Encourages both Social and Active Transportation Choices
October 7 through 11, hundreds of San Luis Obispo County commuters will choose to leave their cars at home to take part in this year’s Rideshare Week, an annual event hosted by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments’ Rideshare Division in partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo. For many commuters, this fun and free event will demonstrate that transit, carpool, vanpool, biking, and walking are viable alternatives to driving alone.
Curb the car and celebrate Rideshare Week knowing that your actions will encourage sustainable, alternative modes of transportation that will help our region reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, promote safety and good health, and foster a safer and more inclusive community. Rideshare Week invites you to explore other ways of getting from A to B by pledging to try something new—PLUS, you could win up to $500 per challenge! Promotions to use during Rideshare Week include $2 rides and a $0.54 per mile incentive for drivers using the Waze Carpool app and free transit days on SLO Transit, Morro Bay Transit, and RTA buses.
Get the celebration started by attending the PARK(ing) event this Friday, October 4 at Big Sky Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will convert parking spaces to temporary parklets—complete with grass, games, and music—to show some of the ways communities can use public space when they do not use it for parking.
Rideshare Week is not about a specific travel mode; it’s a movement that recognizes making better healthy, resource-conscience, money-saving habits. Commuters can explore alternatives to driving alone, compare their commute costs, and measure their environmental impact using the 5-1-1 trip planner on the homepage at Rideshare.org.
To learn more about Rideshare Week or get involved, visit Rideshare Week webpage.