The Experience of Ridesharing

Article published on March 11, 2010
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Article published on March 11, 2010
Author: Mariska Regtvoort

Ridesharing services give you a cheap way to travel, it’s better for the environment and if a lot of people use it, it can safe some traffic jams. Ridesharing is the most popular in Germany (Mitfahrgelegenheit), but it’s getting more and more popular in other countries as well. Besides Mitfahrgelegenheit there are also other similar initiatives, for example the Macedonian and the Polish

We already had an article about this way of travelling. But if you don’t have experience with this, you might still have some questions. What can you expect, what is the best way to use this service and is it safe? Using my own experience and the knowlegde of other ‘ridesharers’ and drivers I’ll try to give you some answers.

Daniel from Brasil used the service a couple of times and he is very satisfied with it. The company was always nice and the driving was safe. He would recommend it to everyone. Britta used it so many times in Germany, that she lost the count. She is very positive about it and met a lot of nice people with ridesharing. She also did a ride herself once. Katarina from Slovakia used the service just once, to go from Munchen to Berlin. She liked it and she will definitily use it again sometime. Jurek from Poland on the other hand, says he rather goes hitchiking. “If you hitchhike, people that take you want to do you a favour, they’re usually very open-minded and stuff, and when you do ridesharing they want to earn money on you so that’s not as nice.”

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