Carpooling and Ride-sharing

Ride-sharing, or carpooling, provides people with an easy way to save money, lessen your environmental impact and reduce the stress of commuting. Sharing rides helps to reduce traffic congestion and can even help you get to where you need to go faster by using HOV lanes.

Liftango - Coming July 2022

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Students carpooling together

Liftango provides an employee or student exclusive carpooling service and is offering free sign up to organizations (including businesses, universities and public institutions) to provide real-time carpool solutions at no mandatory cost to users. 

The Liftango app connects drivers and passengers in the UBC community for carpool trips anywhere in Metro Vancouver. By using Liftango, drivers can earn a $2 HONK parking credit per daily trip. This service is available to anyone in the UBC community with a ubc.ca e-mail address.  

For more information, visit the Liftango website, or download the app on the App Store and Google Play.

Set Up Your Own Carpool

Here are a few resources and tips to help set up a carpool for your workplace or class. 

  1. Download the sample carpool sign-up template (doc) to help coordinate carpools. Identify who already drives to campus and who may have space in their vehicle, as well as potential pick-up/drop-off times and locations.
  2. Print out a regional map and ask people who are interested in carpooling to place sticky dots to represent where they live. You can ask for nearest intersection to place of residence to avoid privacy concerns. Carpoolers can then self-organize with others who live in their area. Sample downloadable maps: Metro Vancouver | Vancouver
  3. Talk to potential carpoolers to discuss logistics. Compensation is going to be different for everyone, but a toonie each way could go a long way for the driver if they fill their cars.