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GOOD » Carpooling Quietly Booms in San Francisco»
"This practice is appropriately known as “casual carpool” by locals. To anyone who’s tried to manage a daily commute from East Bay communities like Oakland or Berkeley into San Francisco, the benefits are immediately apparent. The passengers are freed from the rigid schedule of the Bay Area Rapid Transit trains. Missing a BART train can mean waiting 15 minutes for the next one, but the carpooling spots have a steady stream of cars, allowing for a fluidly unscheduled commute. The drivers, by carrying a carload of three or more people, get to use the fast, toll-free carpool lane for High Occupancy Vehicles on the Bay Bridge. They skip a $4 toll and the gridlocked traffic that builds up at the tollbooths."
sanfrancisco  transit  carpool  carpooling  social  trends  bayarea  slugging  casualcarpooling 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Slugging
"Slugging is a self-organized carpooling system in the Washington D.C. area that developed in the early 70s."
slugging  carpooling  washingtondc  bayarea  sanfrancisco  casualcarpooling  transportation  commuting  alternative  cars  kottke  carpool  dc 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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