What Is Carpooling?

Carpooling is when two or more people ride together in the same vehicle who are travelling in the same direction. It can save time, money, and fuel. Carpooling while once reserved for neighbours and colleagues, is now opening up a broader network thanks to evolving technology.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada

Vehicles contribute to about 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, with the average car emitting 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide in just one year. We would save roughly 3.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year if every Canadian left their car at home just one day a week. This is the equivalent of taking about 800,000 cars off the road. This and hefty gas prices would be reason enough to consider carpooling.

But wait, there is more.

The second major benefit which affects Ontarians both long and short term is traffic reduction.

UberHOP offers commuters in underserviced areas such as Liberty Village to share a ride to and from work for a flat rate. Blancride is an innovative app which connects drivers and riders going in the same direction. Drivers are compensated for gas giving them an incentive to pick up multiple passengers. Riders pay through the app so they can hop in and hop out without fiddling for cash. Riding in the HOV lane saves time and reduces carbon emissions and congestion with fewer cars on the road. It is a simple and modern way for GTA residents to commute.

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Help Me Write the Bill for the Best Solutions

I want you to help me write phase two of the Bill

In October of 2015 I introduced a Private Member’s Bill to address the gray area in legislation surrounding some aspects of the sharing economy, including ridesharing, homesharing and parking sharing.

Now, I’m working on phase two – a second Private Member’s Bill that will look at cottage food laws, carpooling, crowdfunding and task and skill sharing.

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I know the ideas for it. I know the problems. But I want you to help me write the Bill for the best solutions. For example, what foods should be allowed to be made and sold from a home kitchen, or how much should you be able to earn as a “tasker” in the sharing economy?

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