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Share a ride

Tools for living    Getting around    Share a ride

Discover information and links to easy ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions by carpooling, vanpooling or carsharing.

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The cost of driving alone

The average commuter driving alone 30 miles to work and back daily spends almost $6,000 annually on fuel, vehicle depreciation, maintenance, repairs and insurance. Cut transportation costs by sharing the ride, transit or active transportation.

Helping you share a ride

Drive Less. Connect.

Drive Less. Connect. makes it easy to take advantage of travel options for work and recreation that can save you money and more on the road. It's easy, secure and private. Drive Less. Connect. lets you match up in carpools through work and community networks, plus social networking sites like Facebook. In addition, you can find other bicyclists to ride along with or link with your local transit service. Track your daily trips and watch your savings grow.Learn more


Vanpooling is another great way to save money and reduce commute stress. A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 commuters who live in the same area and work in the same area, sometimes for the same employer and sometimes for various employers. Learn more

More ways to save

U Car Share

U Car Share allows you access to a vehicle by the hour without the hassle of gas, insurance, parking fees and maintenance costs. Increase your mobility while saving time, money and the environment. Learn more


Why own the car when you can just own the drive? Zipcar is a way to get around town that saves time, money and the environment. Low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles are conveniently parked near homes and workplaces. Members reserve them on-line and use as needed, paying just an hourly rate that includes gas, insurance and maintenance.Learn more


A 100-percent biodiesel van shuttle service for special events and employers. Van and driver provided.Learn more

Bright Neighbor

Bright Neighbor is a ride-sharing solution for neighbors and friends. It includes all 95 Portland neighborhoods and also allows for sharing of skills, resources, tools and community events. Learn more


Skip the hassles of car ownership or conventional car rental. With Car2Go, all it takes is a low, one-time membership fee and you're set to roll. Whether you're up for a quick trip to the farmers market or a drive out to Hood River or to the beaches of Seaside, Car2Go is just what it sounds like: a car to go. Learn more


You can help by sharing your car with local Portlanders. On top of the thousands of dollars you'll earn each year on Getaround, they'll give you a free Carkit and up to $300 for participating in this groundbreaking car sharing study. Learn more

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