Congestion is horrible. Congestion is terrible. Congestion is soul destroying. Congestion totally sucks. But there is hope.
Given a choice of all the things we have to do in a normal day, sitting in traffic ranks worst. Plain and simple.
It sounds ridiculous, but it all boils down to one thing; everybody after 3…1, 2…Timing! (…Oh sorry, after 3 or on 3?)
How can we possibly get back the +/-500 hours a year we spend in congestion hell and reclaim our right to mobility?
Public Transport? Get more people off the roads and onto public transport. Problem solved.
There is one tiny flaw in this plan. It is bollocks!
More precisely, it’s going to take 10 – 15 years while the congestion gets much worse before it gets any better.
Or we could simply get more cars off the roads, by putting more people into less cars.
Which brings us back to timing.
Carpooling is not new, so why is the timing right, this time?
Congestion – can anyone wait while the congestion gets worse?
Apps – a world class app like UGOMYWAY brings the complete carpool solution directly to our pockets.
Appetite – 1,000s of Capetonians have registered with UGOMYWAY and are serious about giving it a try.
Excellent matches – who are less than 3 km out of your way who can share share a 20 km journey.
It’s cool to Carpool – Chat with your buddy. Sing with your buddy. Share the ride. Share the costs. Save the planet.
The other interesting thing about timing is that it might take 2 or 3 minutes to pickup your buddy but we will all get back that inconvenience many times over as the congestion eases.
There has never been a better time to consider carpooling. And if you can’t make it work five days a week, just try it once. Make it Carpool Wednesday and see where it goes from there.