See how carpooling helped Wazers across the U.S. go the distance this year
Waze Carpoolers are fueling a new movement to save time and money — and help our planet.
Waze is all about improving the driving experience for everyone by helping people build local communities. We launched Waze Carpool across the U.S. on October 10 last year to make it easier for people to share rides, save time, split the cost of commuting, and reduce traffic and carbon emissions.
Waze Carpoolers in the U.S. have shared over 25 million miles together. That’s like cruising across the country 10,000 times. Here’s how riders and drivers all over are leading the way to a better commute for all.
In the Bay Area, Waze Carpoolers traveled 15 million miles over the past year. That’s like traveling between Oakland and San Francisco about 1.2 million times, for less than the cost of a loaf of Boudin sourdough per ride.
In Southern California, Waze Carpoolers traveled 3.7 million miles since Oct 2018. That’s like traveling between Los Angeles and Santa Monica about 236,000 times, for less than the cost of a green juice per ride.
In Texas, Waze Carpoolers traveled 2.2 million miles over the past year. That’s like traveling between University Park and downtown Dallas about 250,000 times, for less than the cost of a bowl of queso per ride.
In the Washington, D.C. metro area, Waze Carpoolers traveled 710,000 miles since the nationwide launch. That’s like traveling between Alexandria and D.C. more than 87,000 times, for less than the cost of a peanut pie per ride.
Waze Carpoolers in Washington state shared over 860,000 miles since Oct 2018. That’s like traveling between Seattle and Redmond about 56,000 times, for less than the cost of a bag of Rainier cherries per ride.
Saving time — and a few bucks
Waze Carpoolers all across the U.S. are embracing life in the express lane, and picking up new passengers isn’t slowing anyone down. On average, carpool drivers deviate little more than three minutes from their normal route to pick up a rider.
Saving the planet
Since October 2018 Waze Carpoolers in the U.S. reduced CO2 emissions by 20 million pounds. That’s like planting close to 150,000 trees in a year — around 8X the number of trees in New York’s Central Park!
Saving each other
Carpooling connects people from all walks of life in surprising ways. It offers welcome social interaction and a chance to share new experiences together on the road. Goodbye long, lonely commute. Hello faster, economical, meaningful adventure.
Thanks for an amazing first year riding together and making all our commutes better. Spread the word to others to join the movement.