If you commute on your own by car, then carpooling might be something for you. Not only is it cheaper and more fun, it’s also better for the environment. Travelling together is good for you and your passengers, and reduces the number of traffic jams.
Many commuters drive alone. Research shows that if in all vehicles used for commuting there were four people, there would be 70% fewer cars on our roads during rush hour. Carpooling is not only good for the environment, but also for your own wallet.
Benefits of carpooling
Here are some strong arguments in favor of carpooling:
- You spend less money on fuel, maintenance and parking – saving money for the next holiday!
- You arrive much more relaxed at your work
- You meet new people
- Less driving with your own car means less kilometers on your odometer – You minimize the wear and tear on your car
- Less cars on the road means less traffic, less traffic jams and less emissions.
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Check the options for carpooling
For commuting in the South Limburg area, a map is available. In as far as people registered, this map contains the addresses of employees, whose employers are partners of the carpooling project, including Brightlands Chemelot Campus and DSM (representing all companies on campus). Select your employer to see if there are any colleagues near you with whom you could carpool.
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If you are interested to start commuting in a carpool, click to register online. Indicate your carpool wishes in your profile and look for matches.
Discover the e-bike
During the summer of 2017, we let you discover the e-bike, to provide another way of commuting to the campus. The e-bike campaign 2017 is now finished. Participants in the smartphone app can no longer collect credits, although collecting points is still possible. Credits can be redeemed via the web shop until May 1, 2018.
In the whole South Limburg area over 3.000 people started using the bicycle or public transportation more often for commuting to their work, which added up to over 48.000 less car trips (during rush hour) in 2017.
Data for the campus is not available, but we hope that all 2017 participants will continue using the bike for commuting this year and that they stimulate their colleagues to do the same (or start carpooling).
Maastricht Bereikbaar has more attractive activities to travel to work in a smart way. For more information, go to www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/move.