Car Pooling

More Efficient, More Fun

In a Flash

3 Dogs in a Car

Share the car ride to school (and play car pool karaoke).

Carpooling or 'Walking Bus'

Carpooling and forming a Walking Bus are both great ways to travel to and from school in a more environmentally-sustainable way.

By reducing the number of cars on our roads, these alternatives mean less pollution – which makes our planet a cleaner, greener place!

Burning Questions

What is Carpooling?

Carpooling is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car.

For example - if you go to the same school as a number of kids in your neighbourhood, rather than all traveling to school in different cars, Carpooling means a group of you would all travel in the same car.

Carpooling is also known as car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and ride-surfing.

What are the benefits of Carpooling?

  • Reduces pollution
  • Eases road congestion
  • Saves money
  • Saves time, as you can travel in the faster T2 or T3 lanes

What is a 'Walking Bus'?

A Walking Bus is when a group of students walks along a set route, picking up or dropping off 'passengers' at specific stops on their journey to and from school.

What are the benefits of a Walking Bus?

Here are some of the benefits of leaving the car at home and catching public transport:

  • Reduces pollution
  • Eases road congestion
  • Saves money
  • Saves time, as you can travel in the faster T2 or T3 lanes
  • It's fun!
Walking Bus

Pick up and drop off passengers in a Walking Bus to school.

How do I start a carpool or a Walking Bus?

Forming a carpool or Walking Bus is easy! Talk to your friends and discuss the idea with a parent to put it into action. How many people can you get involved?

What Do You Mean?

Walking Bus drawing

Does your school have a Walking Bus?

Carpooling is when multiple people share a single car on the same journey.

Walking Bus is a group of people walking along a set route, picking up and dropping off 'passengers' along the way.

Cool Facts

If everyone opted to carpool for just one day a week, traffic congestion on major roads would be reduced by as much as 20%.

Speedy Summary

Walking Traffic Light

Walking Traffic Light

By reducing pollution on our roads, Carpooling and a Walking Bus are two simple ways you can travel to school more sustainably.

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