leave the car at home

      September 20, 2017

      International Car Free Day is only a few short days away on Friday, September 22, 2017. People across the world in over 40 countries will come together and leave the car keys at home for a day to do their part in making the world a little more green and the roads a lot less congested....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day?

      September 11, 2017

      Mark your calendars! Friday, September 22 is Car Free Day. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2017....

      Sharing the Love: New Concepts in Carsharing

      January 30, 2017

      Here at goDCgo, we love the freedom that Zipcar, car2go and Enterprise Carshare offer District residents who choose to live car-free. Today, some companies are looking to add to that list by putting an interesting spin on traditional carsharing with  “peer to peer” or "neighborhood" programs. The idea is simple: allow individual car owners to rent out their vehicles when they're not in use to non-car owners. Benefiting both owner and renter, “neighborhood” carsharing has taken off across the US and is causing a positive shift from personal to shared transport. Car owners are able to offset the cost of ownership and maintenance—potentially earning up to $10,000 a year depending on the type of car and number of rental hours, while renters gain access to lower rates and more conveniently located vehicles. As an added bonus, every shared car replaces approximately 14 cars on the road, leading to less road congestion and pollution....

      Carpooling Made Easy: Introducing the CarpoolNow App

      November 17, 2016

        Thinking about carpooling but not sure where to start? You're in luck. With the CarpoolNow app, you can simply request a carpool in the same way that ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft find you a driver - via your smartphone....

      A Road Map for Sustainable Transportation

      September 28, 2015

      For many organizations including the 100+ participants in the Department of Energy and Environment’s Smarter DC Challenge, sustainability is a key tenet of vision, mission and values. Earlier this month, goDCgo partnered with the Challenge to present a workshop on incorporating transportation into sustainability goals. Transportation accounted for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 and those emissions are increasing faster than any cause, according to the EPA. So what can organizations do to facilitate change?...

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