Getting around Calgary: carpooling
Did you know that carpooling one day a week could save you up to 20 per cent on fuel and parking costs? Carpooling can be a convenient alternative to driving alone especially when other travel options like walking, cycling and transit are limited.
- Easy and convenient and secure - just register on carpool.ca and find your match.
- Affordable - carpooling makes cents. It reduces maintenance, fuel and parking costs.
- Enjoyable - someone can keep you company for the drive.
- Flexible - carpool once a week or every day. It’s up to you.
Carpool opportunities beyond the classroom or office
Carpooling isn’t just for those travelling to and from work or school. Other opportunities include:
- Attending a sports game or concert
- Taking your kids to a team practice after school
- Going for a night out with friends? Consider sharing your ride the next time you head out.
Examples of organizations that provide designated carpool parking include:
Carpool parking is also available to the general public in a parking lot located on West Valley Road S.W. near Stoney Trail and 16 Avenue N.W. The lot is not monitored so make sure you do not leave valuables in your vehicle when using the facility. The lot is provided in partnership by Alberta Infrastructure and The City of Calgary. Some employers and downtown office buildings also provide designated carpool parking. Ask your employer or building management if carpool parking is available.
Carpool Parking Pilot Program - City Hall Parkade
On April 21st 2014 the Calgary Parking Authority and Transportation Planning began a carpool parking pilot in the City Hall Parkade at 322 - 9 Avenue SE. The pilot reserves 18 stalls on the second level near the elevators for vehicles with two or more occupants. The designated parking stalls are reserved for carpooling customers from 6:00 AM until 9:30 AM and are available to any monthly and daily parkers on a first-come, first-served basis after that time.
The pilot is being undertaken to raise awareness of carpooling as a travel choice, to reward those who carpool with a convenient preferred parking space near the entrance, and to encourage others to consider carpooling and sharing their ride as a commuting option. Carpooling helps save money, reduce congestion and conserve energy while benefiting the environment. For more information on carpooling, or to find a carpool, visit Carpool.ca.