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Carpooling - a practical and easy way to commute
 

Envision Carpooling Program

Envision & TravelSmart Carpooling

Facilitating Carpooling in Workplaces & Communities

Carpooling offers an easy and convenient way to commute to work, training stations, community centres, congregations, festivals and other places where the destination is same and people have to travel about the same time. Our Envision Carpooling and TravelSmart Carpooling programs facilitate Carpooling in Workplaces and Communities. Carpooling offers a change to create sustainable environment awareness and reduce car traffic thereby easing congestion, car parking and reducing green house emissions. Implementing Successful Carpooling programs>>

Cars are here to stay

While there is plenty of talk ofCars are here to staypeople leaving their cars, our experience tells us that cars are here to stay. The convenience of car travel is simply too much. We have observed in the past four years that each fuel cost high results in a temporary euphoria for alternate mode of travel that dies down, as quickly. While many have adopted Public Transport for commuting, it is not possible or convenient for many others for reasons such as odd hours of work, availability of public transport etc.

A smart way to commute

Carpooling is sometimes is called smart travelling as it reduces cost of transportation, pollution and stress while maintaining almost the same level of convenience. Many such examples are seen in everyday life where parents get together to drop and pick children to school or people carpool to work, especially when they live far away from their workplace.

Carpooling - a smart way to coomuteCarpooling for Workplaces

Carpooling offers the best, easiest and a low cost way to start a green initiative in a workplaces. It starts with a simple Carpooling or pre-matching service. Facilitating Carpooling in a workplace is an ample statement on Management's commitment for environment. When this commitment is followed by promotion and dedication.

Why the Envigreen Carpooling Programs are so Successful? Envigreen programs are designed and improved with user behaviour. We have made them easy to use and take away as many User concerns as possible.

  • Our programs operate in Workplaces and Communities where the participants share a common bond of trust and therefore are more open to sharing a ride as compared to a completely unknown stranger.

  • The participants have an easy utility to find out who they can talk to before they actually call.

  • The destinations are fixed to a few and where people usually go, about the same time.

  • Matching is done in a manner that people can generally find a suitable partner. This takes away frustration of many, who stop using Carpooling after a while.

Carpooling Benefits workplaces & Individuals

Carpooling offers many and s much more than enabling Carpooling. It is vindication of Management's commitment and a quick barometer of how well its Sustainability Principles are lapped by the business. Carpooling makes participants more understanding, caring and productive individuals. It makes sure that there is at least one person who is not driving. It reduces Car parking requirements.  carppoling benefits to a workplace

For Individuals, carpooling is initiation into the world of Sustainability and belonging. It brings in certain amount of discipline and understanding. It makes them appreciate the value of time and resources and cost savings. It means bonhomie and transgression into the world of Sustainability. Often this means them adopt a style that is low in resource consumption while still being dignified, convenient and satisfying.

TravelSmart Carpooling

Developed at the initiative of TravelSmart Victoria, TravelSmart Carpooling offers a proactive facility to enable carpooling in Workplaces and communities. It is a very popular program in workplaces due to its proactive nature and higher level of privacy. In addition, TravelSmart Victoria funds it for some workplaces. TravelSmart Carpooling program differs from Envision Carpooling program only in the way that in Envision Carpooling program, users can find matches themselves while in TravelSmart Carpooling, Carpooling Administrators does this.

To Carpool, interested participants register for the program. To do so, they provide their contact details and preferences related to Smoking and Driving. They select a Destination to which they wish to be matched. This destination is decided by the Carpooling Administrator and is usually the Workplace locations for Workplaces or points of community interest e.g. Train Station, School, Shopping Centre or Church for communities.

The program provides a fully automated utility to  Carpooling Administrator to find matches for participants. The utility also provides automated emailing facility to all participants or moderated emails wherein the Carpooling Administrator can apply discretion.

Once the participants find the Carpool Matches, they need to talk to them to finalise finer details e.g. pick up or drop off point, special requirements, Fuel or travel cost sharing etc.

TravelSmart Carpooling is an excellent utility at workplaces who wish to proactively promote the carpooling program and being in the know of outcomes. It adds a human touch to otherwise a fully automated system. It allows participant information on a very strict 'need to know' basis that is welcomed by workplaces.

TravelSmart Carpooling is most deployed product in our Carpooling portfolio. It is successfully deployed it in RACV, DHS, Alinta (now Jamena), Connell Wagner (now Aurecon), City of Port Philip etc. and is in the process to deploy at many more workplaces within the Melbourne CBD.

'TravelSmart Carpooling Program' is available either through TravelSmart Victoria or can be purchased from Envigreen. In either case, the workplace or community gets the product  customised to its needs, text, look & feel, other minor modifications and one year Support. The program can be hosted on the Internet or Intranet, either by the Workplace or Community or us.

Envision Carpooling

Developed at the initiative of City of Darebin, Envision Carpooling Program offers a fully functional participant managed Carpooling program for  ma, real and working program for workplaces, factories, City councils, offices and communities. Envision Carpooling program differs from TravelSmart Carpooling program only in the way that in Envision Carpooling program, users can find matches themselves while in TravelSmart Carpooling, a Carpooling Administrators does this.

To Carpool, interested participants register for the program. To do so, they provide their contact details and preferences related to Smoking and Driving. They select a Destination to which they wish to be matched. This destination is decided by the Carpooling Administrator and is usually the Workplace locations for Workplaces or points of community interest e.g. Train Station, School, Shopping Centre or Church for communities.

Once registered, the participants can find the matches themselves. Upon finding the potential matches, they need to contact them to finalise finer details of ride share e.g. pick up or drop off point, special requirements, Fuel or travel cost sharing etc.

Contrary to perception, Carpooling is a very practical preposition. Its success however depends a lot on the promoters and once the initial inertia is over, the program becomes a self sustaining entity, with minimal management / administrative intervention. The program has been deployed in the Darebin City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Laurimar Community, University of Tasmania and many others.

The program can be expanded to form 'bike buddies'' train buddies' etc. to encourage sustainable modes of travel.

To know more, simply email - steve@envigreen.com.au or call (03) 9802 5516 from within Australia or +61 3 9802 5516. Our Time Zone is AUSTRALIA EASTERN STANDARD TIME that is - GMT / UMT 11.00 Hrs. During Non Work Hours, you can leave a voice message or send email.

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