Smart people carpool. Do you?

Smart people carpool. Do you?

One of the major issues that has become a constant topic of discussion, is making the world a better place to live in. Everyone has a different take on how to get there. But what’s become common is that internal drive to reach their desired destination. Today people are constantly talking about environment issues and what part they can play to make things better. And if you’ve been keeping a tab on these conversations, you’ll know how aggressively they’re being followed up! Don’t believe us? Take a look at the massively followed Car Free Thursday – Hyderabad. People from all walks of life, all age groups, are actually getting out there to promote the one thing that has only been a distant dream all these years when it comes to ways of saving the environment – carpooling. Even though there are still a lot many out there who aren’t too comfortable with the idea of going green in totality, hard hitting facts are definitely striking a chord with today’s generation. Most of them revolving around environment, health and finances. Here are some numbers our research in two major IT cities got us: Pune There are almost 6 lakh people who travel to and fro from Hinjewadi for work. About 70% of these people travel by their own car – alone. When 10% of these people carpooled once a week, there was about 1,57,500 kg of carbon dioxide reduction in the environment. That is about 7,560 ton of carbon dioxide avoided per year. Hyderabad There are almost 4 lakh people in the HITEC City in Hyderabad. About 60% of these...
sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

The world as we know is changing. And the pace of change is unmatchable. Concepts, trends and customs are all going through overhauling. Amidst all these social conventions, civic conventions are also taking the road to change. We live in a world, where people are working long hours and spending their lives to earn more and more money. All of this is cool, unless we keep the game stress free! But commuting to and from work in itself is a major stress and we, the people are finding ways to make it more efficient and stress free. The sad part? Not all of us are doing it! World Car Free Day is one such initiative, which is being observed on 22nd September every year, worldwide.  Individuals as well as civic bodies across the world are embracing the day and encouraging people to take a stand for the environment around them, that has been bearing the brunt of development till date. “The movement also encourages people in major cities to opt for alternate commute options like carpooling, cycling, walking or simply taking a public transport – the basic idea being lessening the number of cars on the road for at least a day.”  Why we are celebrating Car Free Day? Making our lives easy Even though it is just a day today, the idea of going car free or opting for alternate commute options will soon be a social phenomena. Imagine our lives in that time, and imagine the possibilities – roads with lesser traffic, environment that is less polluted and another platform to socialise with co-travellers.  Car Free Day...