Getting a Carpool Started in Your Neighborhood – What You Need to Know

Neighborhood Carpool Tips

Setting up casual ridesharing in your neighborhood is not as easy as it might seem. Even though you might find it easy to talk to your coworkers and neighbors who might be going to work at locations that are on the same route as your workplace, the organization work involved will be quite extensive.


First you have to find a parking lot in your local community where there are plenty of free spaces in the time window you set up. Aside from that, it’s important to have a talk with the owners of the parking lot, to make sure it’s all right to park there for 15-20 minutes when the carpool gets started.


Next, establish the time window, and discuss how long carpoolers should wait for one-another before taking off. Talk to all members who want to take part in your neighborhood carpool, and make sure you  establish informal rules that all of them agree to.  It’s always wise to have the driver take a couple of driving classes Denver instructors recommend.


It’s very important to establish clear carpooling etiquette to avoid any issues when setting up a ride sharing scheme of this kind. For example, you have to make sure that everyone understands that drunk or sick carpoolers will not be picked up, that heavy perfumes or colognes are not allowed and that the driver should be the one in control of the radio and AC/heating system.