Safe Routes to School Palo Alto




Carpooling is a flexible and convenient way to get where you need to go. Carpool as many days as you want, one-way or roundtrip. All you need is one or two other people to make it work.


Carpool with neighbors, family, friends from after school activities or sign up FREE with the 511 RideMatch Service to instantly find other people who live and work nearby to share commutes.


Getting Started:

Step One—Sign up Free

Sign up with the free 511 RideMatch Service.  It’s your personal rideshare profile and you can change it as often as you want.


Step Two—Make a Match

After you register, you’ll immediately receive a Match list of people who have similar commutes and want to share rides. Contact everyone! Their hours may be flexible. They may be willing to meet you nearby. Get together for coffee and try commuting a day or two together.


If you don’t find matches right away, be patient. Each week, hundreds of commuters join our rideshare database—and, chances are, some of them are going your way!


Step 3—Make a Plan

Who drives and when? Door-to-door service, or meet at one central spot? If everyone drives, decide how to rotate turns. Keep it flexible! If a vanpool, designate a back-up driver just in case.






















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