University of Guelph Rideshare/Carpool Information
A new carpool program has been introduced at the University of Guelph as part of our Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDM). The University of Guelph actively promotes alternate modes of transportation including: walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit to access the campus.
Similar carpooling programs are already being utilized at other universities including Queen's, McMaster, York, Brock and the University of Toronto. Carpooling programs will help to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles travelling to campus. The benefits of such programs include: financial savings, health and environmental advantages, and a centrally located parking space. Our Carpool area on the central campus will be coexisting with the Pay-as-You-Park area located in the kiosk area of Parking Lot P31. The Carpool area on the West side of campus will be situated adjacent to the premium parking area of parking lot P26 (North side of the Dairy Barn) and P30 (north side of lot).
While there is a small cost to the University of Guelph to partner with this carpool matching tool, we are offering a free service to those wishing to explore carpooling options. To find a potential carpool group, or register your own group, click on the carpool link or go to http://uoguelph.carpooltool.com and register on the database.
The database will provide a list of potential candidates for carpooling, based on destination, location, work hours, music preference, and a variety of other factors. Should you wish to explore carpool options, you can then contact any of the potential matches provided by the database.
After you have agreed with a minimum of 2 other individuals (total of 3) to form a carpool group, visit the Parking Services Office on Trent Lane (Security Services Building) during normal business hours. All members must come in person, preferably at the same time, to register with their individual vehicle ownership/registration. All participants must register through http://uoguelph.carpooltool.com prior to registering their groups with the University of Guelph Parking Services Office.
Members must commit to carpooling for a minimum of one semester. No member can be registered in more than one carpool group at a time.
We welcome your comments or suggestions. Please contact Ian Weir, Manager, Parking Services and Transportation Planning at extension 52328, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.