Travel by car (pool)

ANOTHER option for getting around is carpooling.

Northern Rivers Carpool operates a website where 1329 people have registered to share lifts all over the region.

They collect certain personal information about who is using it and is restricted to people over 18 years of age.

Linda Wirf says there is now also a global movement of people hooking up via carpooling apps such as Avego.

"There are many direct ride share apps, but they need a critical mass before they becomes useful," she said.

"When you are registered, you key in where you are, where you want to go and when so you can forward plan or try and get an immediate response."

She said most of the apps have some small registration fee, or per use fee and there is often a requirement to share fuel costs.



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