Why Carpooling is a No-Brainer

March 21, 2019 / Australia

We were all taught as a kid that ‘sharing is caring’. But why should we care about sharing a ride?

A shared ride not only saves you cash, but it has a positive impact on our cities and our planet.

Aussies alone have already taken over a million trips with UberPool, a shared ride that matches you with other riders heading your way (not out of your way). So what’s all the fuss about? Here are five reasons why you should join them.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Armed with our Keep Cups and reusable bags, we are all on a mission to change the world we live in for the better. A full car can reduce the carbon emissions of each passenger significantly. Carbon emissions are contributing to global warming, which is affecting our environment, our species, and leading to the bleaching of our beloved Great Barrier Reef. Share a ride and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint.

Quicker in the long run

More bums on seats, means less cars on the road, reducing congestion and saving time in the long run. Aussies are wasting hours on end stuck in traffic, and that’s not fun for anyone. Imagine the impact on our roads if we all made the effort to share a ride?

Travel on a shoestring

Priced at up to 50 per cent cheaper than UberX, UberPool is great for those occasions when you’re keen to save a few extra bucks and when you’re not in a rush – like commuting home after a long day at work, or getting to your next social occasion. Plus saving money on your journey there, means you can splurge a little more on arrival.

The perfect sidekick to public transport

You’re trying to do the right thing and take public transport, but for many, this often means driving to your local station or bus stop, finding the last car space all the way up the back of the parking lot and running to make the train or bus. Stop stressing and skip the parking completely by letting UberPool take you there.

Sharing is caring!

You never know, you could end up meeting a new best friend, a potential employer or the love of your life in the back of your shared ride. It may sound unlikely but it has happened! While we can’t promise every ride will be like an episode of Carpool Karaoke, your driver will no doubt break the ice, while ensuring you get to your destination in the quickest and most affordable way.

UberPool is available in select Sydney and Melbourne suburbs.