The Autumn days are getting colder and darker! It’s nice to have some company during a commute. Fall Commute Challenger, Greg, is carpooling to work with his wife. It had been difficult in the past to carpool together since they have different work schedules, but Greg shares what sacrifices they’ve made to make the commute work and the overall benefits to carpooling thus far.
What sacrifices have you had to make in order to choose a different commute? We’ve all made some but there are plenty of benefits such as major time and money savings and incentives such as the $50 Get Started reward by participating in the Downtown Bellevue On The Move program.
Read on to hear more about Greg’s commuting story!
This was our first week commuting to work as a family and it went pretty well. My wife and I were both surprised at how nice it is to start and end your day with someone in the seat next to you rather than alone. We also have been loving the carpool lanes on our commute and the carpool entrances to I405 at NE 6th and NE 4th.
It has taken a bit of additional logistics and some sacrifices to stick to our carpooling commitment. My wife and I are regularly checking in on our work schedules— who needs to be at work when, who will be done when, who will drop whom off. Last Friday she was done with work early, and had we not carpooled, likely would have gone home a few hours early. Since we had driven together, she ended up killing time on the internet waiting for me to finish up. All-in-all we’re enjoying it and have noticed the gas savings after cutting out just a handful of commutes.