The next time you drive, take a look at how many drivers are traveling alone in their cars. If the math is correct, at least 4 seats are empty in each vehicle, which means that in 10 5-seat cars, 50 people could be transported, the approximate capacity of a bus.
This has caused a worldwide discussion and it has been called a waste of resources.
The “Carpooling” movement aims to change that: drivers and users agree to share a car ride, either all the trip or just a part of it.
Payment is up to the parties, although “sharing a ride” includes that costs should be shared as well.
This initiative has already arrived in Costa Rica and although it is just taking its first steps, a Costa Rican wants to encourage the “Carpooling movement” in the country.
Bernal Fallas is a Costa Rican systems engineer. He created unride.com website, so that, people can post the routes that they will take during the day and inform if they are willing to share a ride. It is also useful for those who have no car.
In Costa Rica this practice has been recommended by the authorities of the Transit Police, however, there is not a platform to facilitate the communication among the drivers yet. At the moment unride.com is just a website, but it aims to become an application (App).