One of my favorite things about living in DC is that I have tons of options that make getting around (relatively) easy. It’s one of the benefits of city living. Sure, there are a ton of annoyances, but transportation options are a strong point in the plus column of city living.
Personally, I commute primarily by bus and metro and don’t regularly drive to work. But I know that many folks do indeed drive in the District…and for y’all, I wanted to make sure you were aware of. Anyone out there utilize rideshare? What does rideshare even mean? Well, I’m here to tell you!
- Ridesharing essentially is just two or more people sharing a car or van on their way to work.
- If you live in the DC area, Commuter Connections can help! Sign up at the website and Commuter Connections will provide free rideshare matching services.
- If you are driving to work anyway, why not save money and get some benefits at the same time?
- What are some of these benefits that I’m talking about? Glad ya asked!
- You can save an average of $22 a day, reduce stress and make your commute smoother.
- There’s also an app – the CarpoolNow app you can use to utilize rideshare on demand – which is pretty awesome!
- Sharing the drive can be a huge stress reliever. Frankly, I’m stressed out just sitting on the bus so I can’t imagine driving everyday – share that burden and save a little cash while you are at it!
I love that being a city resident means I get to learn about neat programs like this – even if I’m not personally taking advantage, I definitely wanted to share with you all. So what are some other benefits of city living? Well, I personally think there are a ton. But one other fun one is that you get to host (or take part in) fun events like…a holiday lights run! I wrote previously about how to host your own holiday lights run here. If you are in the DC area, join me at the run I’m hosting! Details:
- December 17th, 6pm – we will take off at at 6:15pm sharp
- Meet at 11th and H NW – inside the Hyatt’s Starbucks
- The route is just under 3 miles and easy paced – we stop multiple times so no worries about pace – all are welcome
- We finish at the Williard for pretty trees and warm drinks
If you are local to DC, I hope to see you for my favorite run all year long!
What’s your favorite thing about where you live?
This is a sponsored post, but all the great info and holiday lights run details are mine!