How does it work?
To take a look at your options simply hop onto the site put in your home address (or suburb) and your destination. For example Murrays Bay to Wynyard Quarter. The app will show potential car pool partners (you may be looking for drivers or passengers). These matches are displayed on a map so you can see where they are travelling from. The app will also show you public transport, walking and cycling options!
As you scroll down you will see icons indicating gender, if the person smokes or not, and if they want to be a driver or passenger, as well as the days they can carpool. By clicking on a person you can see the specific times that they travel.
Once you find someone you would like to carpool with simply email them. You can only contact people once you are registered and logged in. Registration is quick and easy and is absolutely free. When you get to the Employer / College question please select Wynyard Quarter from the drop down menu. What are you waiting for?
Do I have to register?
No if you just want to see what options there are hop online and take a look. However you can only contact others on the site when you have registered and are logged in.
Do I have to pay to join the carpool scheme?
No the app is completely free and there are no fees to be part of the scheme. Any payments are not part of the scheme and completely voluntary between the drivers and passengers.
Who will I be matched with?
You will be matched with someone doing a similar journey. This person is likely to work in Wynyard Quarter. When you register you can state preferences around who you want to be matched with such as gender and smoker or non-smoker. Even people with allergies to pets can be catered for.
I don’t drive so can I still join?
Yes of course you simply register as a passenger.
I don’t want to carpool every day is that OK?
When you register you will be asked what days you want to carpool and you can select the days that suit you.
I don’t want to share with a smoker – what can I do?
When you register you can state preferences around who you want to be matched with such as gender and smoker or non-smoker. Even people with allergies to pets can be catered for.
What if there is no one near where I live to share lifts with?
You should still register so that others in your area know you are part of the scheme. You can then look for a lift somewhere along your route. You may have to drive or use public transport to connect with your lift into Wynyard Quarter.
Do you police vet the participants of the scheme?
No there is no vetting at the moment. You may wish to consider meeting informally before you start carpooling to ensure you both feel comfortable.