People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
You don’t need an engineer to double the efficiency of your car!
All you have to do is drive together and leave the other car at home.
It’s called ridesharing (aka carpooling) and you can pay $2 dollars for a gallon of gas when 2 people share the cost of a ride, and as low as 50 Cents per gallon when 4 people share the
trip. This is a pleasant contrast to the $4 dollar gas that is literally draining our economy. Richard Heinberg, one of RideBuzz’s Board of Advisors and Peak Oil expert, speaks about the importance of responding to climate change through using conservation-minded alternatives such as ridesharing.
RideBuzz is pioneering an Innovative Ridesharing Program in the Pioneer Valley -- and Beyond!
• Find a Ride • Share a Ride • Save $$ on Fuel Costs • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
See how it works at: http://ridebuzz.org
Make carpooling safe and easy
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Deliver significant energy and dollar savings to users
Provide flexible and accessible transportation options
Increase social cooperation through community driven transportation
RideBuzz is a non-profit ridesharing program based in Western Mass, which is innovating a new community rideshare system, and actively improving
upon carpooling strategies. With rising energy prices cutting deep into
people’s pockets and a heightening awareness of climate change, more
people are looking for energy efficient and affordable transportation
options. Not only does transportation account for 20-25% of Carbon
Dioxide Emissions (CO2 is a greenhouse gas) that directly contribute to
climate change, but in 2001, Americans spent on average 19% of their
household expenditure on transportation (the cost of fuel has
approximately tripled since that report). As a result, it’s getting
harder and harder for people to afford groceries after filling up on
high fuel prices.
In the Pioneer Valley, there are roughly 1.4 million empty car seats inside of the 550,000 registered vehicles that drive collectively an
astronomical 15 million miles daily! This surplus of empty seating
jostling down our streets is a tremendous waste of resources,
especially as many of our community members don’t have access to
transportation. You probably know someone that can’t drive – possibly
an aging neighbor, friend or family member. The elder population is
expected to increase 80% from 2005-2025 (TDM) and an increasing portion
of the population will need rides. Ridesharing represents an
opportunity to share a ride with someone that might not otherwise have
access to transportation.
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