Did you know that a projected four million residents will call the Denver metro area home by 2040? And that the time commuters will spend in traffic will soar from 66 to 104 hours a year? Take action and help to reverse the trend by making the most of your commute—do your part to help decrease the number of cars on the road by carpooling.
Find Your Way to Go
Way to Go is a one-stop resource for many of the region’s smart commuting options. Take advantage of its trip-planning feature that connects you to a network of other people looking to start a carpool.
Reach Out: Contact your potential matches and meet up to make sure it’s a good fit.
Make a Schedule: Determine your route, schedule, who drives and when.
Determine the Costs: If driving time isn’t split, figure out the costs and set up a payment schedule.
Set Ground Rules: Decide things such as what radio station to listen to or whether food and drinks are okay to ensure a smooth ride.
Earn Bragging Rights at Work
Involve your employer. According to Way to Go, people are more likely to try a new commute if their employer offers support such as helping offset costs, offering a flexible work schedule, or making it easier for employees to form carpools and vanpools.
Be a Backseat Rider
The average carpooler in the Way to Go carpool program saves 3,662 vehicle miles per year or more than 15 miles per workday. Plus, carpoolers have reduced stress and can do something more enjoyable with their time—reading, napping, catching up on emails—while someone else handles the wheel.
Now is the time to choose a way to transform your commute into a healthier, stress-free and more enjoyable part of your day.
Visit Way to Go and try switching from driving alone to vanpooling, carpooling, at least two days a week.
More About Way to Go
Way to Go is a regional partnership between the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and a dedicated group of Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). They work together to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and make life better for the region’s residents.
Way to Go offers real-life solutions to help Denver metro commuters save money, experience less stress, and save time, so that they can focus more on the things they enjoy.