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Transportation to and from Campus - Share-A-Ride

TitleTransportation to and from Campus - Share-A-Ride
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsKiss, E.
Keywordscarpooling, carshare, climate change
Abstract

In recent years, several factors have emerged to show that the trend to the increased use of automobile and the construction of more and more roads cannot continue in the same manner. Foremost among these reasons are the continuously increasing air pollution levels (causing acid rain, global warming and climate change); the depletion of domestic oil reserves, as well as the increased dependence on imported supplies leading towards a foreseeable energy crisis.  The university plays an integral role in the Waterloo community, and due to its influential position it should strive to set an example to be followed by other institutions and organizations. The implementation of a carpooling program would not only reduce the number of cars transporting people to and from campus, but also help to make the University of Waterloo a cleaner, friendlier, and more sustainable community. The purpose of this project is to design and implement a computerized carpooling system for the University of Waterloo community. This program is an important part of the “WATGREEN – Sustainable Transportation To and From Campus” studies carried out by students at the university… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca