Kiwi Carpool Week is only a few weeks away! This June, there is a nationwide push to get people carpooling together. In Wellington, most cars commuting across the region are single occupancy - the driver alone. That means there is a lot of potential for those commuters to find others making similar trips to and from work each day.
Trevor Ede founded a carpool back in 1987 with his workmate and neighbour. They travelled from Whitby to Wellington CBD each day, and it was such a great arrangement he's been doing it ever since!
Sharing the driving, sharing costs, free parking and door-to-door transport to and from work have made Masterton women Marquerite and Brenda committed carpooling commuters.
Matt Grover and his wife moved up the coast to Ohau last year but were determined to keep their jobs in Wellington. They found themselves spending around $150 a week on transport into the city.
What do you get when you put four ladies in a car? Extra money in your bank account! Since September 2009, just a few months after Let’s Carpool was launched, Yvette and her carpoolers have been counting their savings as they drive together from Raumati South to Lower Hutt each day. That's almost two years of savings.