Currently public life seems to be on its last legs. Globally people are required to work from home, travel as little as possible and certainly avoid flying. Many factories have put their activities on the backburner or are not performing any activities at all. In healthcare people are working overtime and by staying home we do everything in our power to contribute to flatten the contamination curves of the corona virus. It is all intended to put a stop to this crisis. And yet, at the same time there is also one positive side effect: the CO₂ emission is decreasing. In this blog Maurits van Kuyk, Sales Director at Toogethr sets out how he hopes the services of Toogethr will contribute to maintaining this positive trend.

Fish under the Bridge of Sighs

On an average workday there are ten million commuting transactions in the Netherlands alone. No less than seventy percent of those happen in cars. This results in higher traffic volumes, travelling frustrations and does not particularly contribute to our aims to push back the Co₂ emission. As this rat race has currently been— temporarily— restrained, we can see the positive effects of that in no-time. Italians can see the fish swimming in the Venetian canals again and the air over the Chinese metropolises is clearing up for the first time in many decades.    

Smart mobility solutions

Toogethr’s mission is to simplify mobility for the new generation of commuters. By applying a wide range of digital smart mobility solutions to themes such as ridesharing, Toogethr parking, the promotion of cycling and shuttle services, we contribute to the improvement of the day-to-day commuting and we do our bit help push back the Co₂ emission. That this also results in saving extra costs and fortifying the social cohesion and the overall employee satisfaction, is certainly good news!  

Thanks to ridesharing you can start your day with less frustration

The average car transports only 1.1 person during rush hour. Add that to the increasingly fast urbanization and the pressure it puts on our infrastructure and you have the perfect recipe for traffic jams. Dutch commuters currently spend approximately 84 hours in traffic jams annually, and this will not get better any time soon. Standing still on the motorway for over two workweeks a year. It is a waste of time and very frustrating. The most commonly used alternative is the train, but their delays are also immense. Moreover, it is expensive and traveling during rush hour is anything but relaxing. Ridesharing is a sustainable, easy and social way of driving to work together. The pressure on traffic jams decreases, the accessibility improves, and the commuter traffic becomes more sustainable.  

Continuing the trend

However great it is that the Co₂ emission is currently dropping, we all hope of course, that we can control the corona virus in the near future and that we can return to normal life. However, this may also be a perfect moment to realise what the positive effects are of shifting down the gears. Get in the car of a co-worker later or opt for a little ride on the bike. With our tools it is easier than you think.

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