Carpooling is defined as two or more persons sharing their daily commute on a regular basis.
It’s a simple way for individuals to reduce their emissions while saving money, reducing congestion and conserving energy along the way. About 15% of people traveling to and from UBC commute by carpool or vanpool.
Benefits of Carpooling
- Cut costs
- Save time
- Meet new people
- Alleviate stress
- Reduce emissions
- Ensure a healthier future
Ride-Share Options for UBC
The Jack Bell Foundation operates a ride-share program that services UBC. By signing up you can connect with thousands of drivers and riders from all over Metro Vancouver and British Columbia to share rides to UBC or join existing vanpools.
More information can be found on their website at: https://ubc.ride-share.com/
UBC’s Carpool Incentives
Currently, there are two primary incentives to help make it easier for you to carpool:
- Transferable Parking Passes: UBC Parking allows you to register multiple vehicles on one parking pass. That means you and your carpool buddies can take turns driving, but you only have to pay for one parking pass between you!
- Emergency Ride Home: helps you feel comfortable leaving your personal vehicle at home, knowing you will be reimbursed for a cab in the case of an urgent matter you have to attend to