For the past year rides needed or offered have been posted on the cortesisland.com classified column. We are asking those who have posted these to let us know
Did you connect with a rider or driver ?
Do you think the rideshare site https://cortes.ride-share.org/
would offer any improvements ?
We ( Island Carshare Co-op ) did not promote the rideshare site this year as it seemed more effective to have all posts in one place on the tideline, it gets lots of views and is easy for community to use. But there are some advantages on the rideshare site, for example for posting local short notice “real time” rides ? For more info see article below from Jan last year, “Re-rideshare past and future “
As to assisting rides crossing Quadra between ferry terminals, a shuttle bus, scheduled taxi service, or ridesharing with a Co-op carshare vehicle parked on Quadra etc. are the solutions we need to put our efforts towards but in the meantime,
Do you see a benefit in providing removable rideshare mirror tags “ room for rider “ for drivers to hang if they choose to offer a ride at ferry terminals instead of riders approaching random cars ?
Note riders are always welcome to chip in to cover costs but drivers cannot offer the ride as a service and charge for the ride. Rules may change end of 2019.
Do you see a need for Cortes safe rides home ? Perhaps just remembering to post offered rides home prior to events and volunteers willing to be on call certain event nights or weekends for to drive you and your car home ?
A co-op van shared by community members and societies , businesses, prioritized for events and ridesharing to/fr whaletown ferry terminal ?.
A big Thank You to Ester for keeping the rides posting and continuing to provide this excellent format for community to share views, ideas, events etc.
Please post your comments below or email to Sonya Friesen, islandcarsharegmail.com