In southeastern Pennsylvania, 76% of commuters drive alone to work, and only 9% carpool (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016). Carpooling is an alternative transportation mode that helps to reduce the number of people who drive alone. Something the U.S. 422 Corridor could benefit from since it continues to be one of the most congested roadways in Montgomery County with over 100,000 vehicles traveling it per day!
If more people choose carpooling over driving alone, we could alleviate congestion, improve the environment and quality of life for our region.
We need to start looking at our commuting options and make better choices for our quality of life. The 422 My Way campaign can help improve your journey today. 422 My Way promotes transportation alternatives that avoid driving alone such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, biking, walking or working from home.
Carpooling is one of the easiest alternative transportation modes to participate in. Through the 422 My Way campaign you can find information on the Share-A-Ride program. Share-A-Ride is a free, online service that matches commuters with potential carpool. Visit 422myway.com and sign up through the pledge page today. Once signed up, commuters create a profile with their personal preferences and are matched with potential carpools or vanpools in their area. Take back your time sitting in traffic and save money on your commute by signing up for the program today!
If you live and/or work along the 422 Corridor we encourage you to visit www.422myway.com to find relevant resources, as well as “take a pledge” to try an alternative option to driving alone. Take the pledge and participate in contests throughout the campaign to be entered to win raffle prizes. The campaign goes until May 2020.
Also, follow the campaign on social media by liking us on Facebook at @422coalition and following us on Twitter at @US422coalition.