Dubai: In a bid to promote car-pooling
among residents to and from their workplaces and thus ease traffic congestion, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new smart app, Sharekni, that allows people to conveniently apply for the relevant permits, search for others commuting along the same route, and also displays drivers and passengers on a map.
Experts say the rise of smartphones and social networking has helped to boost car-pooling
among the nation's motorists.
23 December 2010 - France's leading car-pooling
He said: "In other countries high-occupancy lanes encourage more car-pooling
Certainly in Los Angeles we've made a big investment in HOV lanes, but we can't really measure much of any improvement in car-pooling
or in congestion reduction.
Abu Dhabi/Dubai: Now that car-pooling
has become legal in Dubai, residents who do not own cars, feel more comfortable hitching a ride with co-workers and friends rather than using public transport.
The three-person rule, it has been said, along with a good bus system as a backup, provides the critical mass needed to keep this spontaneous car-pooling
While ambitious car-pooling
programs, many miles of new car-pool lanes, rapid bus lines, and completion of the Red Line subway into the San Fernando Valley reduced the percentage of L.
According to Rideshare, the average commuter who drives a vehicle that gets 25 miles per gallon can save $1,689 per year by car-pooling
regularly with just one other person.
If the car-pooling
and congestion experience elsewhere (as with New Jersey's Interstate 80) is a guide, we will also end up abandoning even many of these supposed successes as expensive failures.
Antelope Valley commuters head off to too many different locations to make car-pooling
an effective congestion solution.
a great deal of car-pooling
is already occurring without the HOV lane).