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Carpooling is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car. By having more people using one vehicle, carpooling reduces each person’s travel costs such as fuel costs, tolls, and the stress of driving.

Carpool Guidelines

Support the University’s commitment to embrace sustainability programs and policies that minimize negative effects on the environment; reduce the demand for parking spaces and minimize traffic congestion.

Who Can Carpool
Faculty, Staff and Students who are University affiliated

Carpool Qualifications
Each participant must: Register a separate vehicle, work similar work hours and work in a University location where parking permits are required.

Where Carpool Permits Are Valid
Carpool permits are valid for the lot that is written on the permit and carpool permit holders can park in the College Town Garage (Lot 33) after 2:00 p.m., Lot 3 & Lot 8 (MRB) after 5:00 p.m., and in the Hospital Garage after 6:00 p.m.

How Do Carpools Work
Each Carpool group is assigned one (1) Hang Tag Carpool Permit to share. The permit will state the lot assignment. Each rider receives 26 occasional parking permits to use throughout the year for those times when you are unable to ride in the carpool. The permit allows you to park in the same lot as the carpool lot, or, in the case where riders are split between campuses, you can make arrangements to park in the lot closer to your worksite.

If Carpool Is Disbanded
If the carpool group is disbanded or a carpool participant cannot remain in the carpool group, the parking office must be notified. The participant(s) must return their permit(s) and lockbox and a new permit will be issued for the lot that is currently available.

Carpool Savings
To take advantage of carpool savings, all participating members must have a registered vehicle and work similar hours. In addition to using less gas, you’ll also benefit from substantially reduced parking rates. The amount of savings – which ranges from 50% off annual parking rates to FREE parking – depends on the number of people carpooling.

General information is below:

Save Money!
2 people carpool – pay 50% of rate
3 people carpool – pay 25% of rate
4 people carpool – no charge

Flexibility!
Each rider receives 26 occasional parking permits to use throughout the
year for those times when you are unable to ride in the carpool. The permit
allows you to park in the same lot as the carpool lot, or, in the case where
riders are split between campuses, you can make arrangements to park in
the lot closer to your worksite.

Guaranteed Ride Home Program
In the case of a verified emergency situation, the Parking Management Center offers a free transportation service to quickly get you where you need to go.

UR Connections Carpool Bundle

  • Discounted Parking Permit
  • 26 Free One-Day Parking Passes
  • Prime Parking Space
  • Guaranteed Ride Home

More information on carpooling is available by calling 585.275.4524

Zipcar

What is Zipcar?

Get around town when you need to with ease with Zipcar. Rent a ride by the hour or for a day to get out and about, attend a meeting, or get to an appointment (Gas and insurance are included!). New renters will receive $35 in free-driving credit towards their rental. Vehicles are located at the Medical Center, River Campus and Eastman School. Learn more and sign up at www.zipcar.com/rochester

How Zipcar Works:

4 Simple Steps to Zipcar Freedom

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1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

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2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via the Zipcar mobile app.

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3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

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4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking space.

Follow these steps to get on the road:

 create a zipcar log in

 have your driver’s license handy

 grab your credit or debit card

Rideshare Matching/Zimride

Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find UR friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don’t have a car, find rides where you need to go and offer to help pay.

Great Minds Carpool Together..Zimride Rochester!

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