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With the rising price of transportation people have begun traveling economically. Everything from taking a bus to walking, riding a bike, or even car sharing. There are even people who are commuting economically just for the sake of the environment. The concept of the carbon footprint has had quite an impact on the way people travel. Here are a few tips on traveling economically and car sharing.
For those who do not like to use public transportation and travel further than walking distance, car sharing can be a great option. To find a good car sharing option you first must find people who are traveling in the same direction that you are. Co-workers will often carpool together to save money and to have company while having company.
If you can not find anyone who works with you to share a ride with there are other options. Often local classified websites will have a section for commuters. Often commuters will car share with people who work and/or live near their location. Other people may just find a friend or loved one who is either generous or nearby to make the daily commute with.
If you are unable to find either a friend, co-worker, or random chance encounter to help with your travel time you might still have options. Some major cities offer a car sharing program that you can register for at local government or supported business areas. This option will offer you less opportunity to chose someone who you get a long with well, but it can still reduce the cost of commute.