40,000 people drive to work, by themselves, each day, in Auckland leaving behind 1.2 million empty seats! Paul Minett of the Ridesharing Institute, a non for profit aimed at raising awareness of other ways of moving about a congested city, explains ridesharing and the difference it could make to Auckland roads in a press release today.
If a few of these people became a passenger one day in four, 100,000 cars would be taken off our roads. Maybe then we wouldn’t any more roads or bridges? There are other benefits from ridesharing too!
Why wouldn’t we look at some of these low cost options, like ridesharing and carsharing, before we increased GST, rates and other taxes?