The Fight Against Traffic Continues



The Waze Community is powerful. We map the world. We solve local issues. We power cities. We outsmart traffic. And now, we're banding together to end traffic. 

And Waze Carpool is how we're going to do it. 

On the back of thriving pilots in the San Francisco Bay Area and across Israel, we're excited to continue the progress we've made and the lessons we've learned to bring Waze Carpool to life across California. That's right Wazers of California, on June 6th, we ride together! 

No longer will Californians be held captive by their horrific commute. Join us in working together to fight daily traffic, improve our commute, help protect the environment, and save a little money. Download our apps to drive or ride (search "Waze" in your app store) and join the revolution. It's time for all of us to get unstuck in traffic! 

Read on for our full Waze Carpool declaration, as appeared in today's LA Times. 


The Fight Against Traffic
Brave Wazers of the World, we hold these truths to be self-evident:
Traffic is a global evil. It’s ruining our quality of life. It’s wasting our time, our energy, our wealth, our health, and our environment.
We, the People, got ourselves into this mess. Traffic is us. We are the ones congesting our roads as we drive, all at the same time, by ourselves, surrounded by the empty passenger seats of our cars.
Only we, the People, can get ourselves out of this mess. By banding together and pooling our resources, we can get ourselves where we need to go, faster, cleaner, cheaper — and maybe even have some fun while we’re doing it.
So today, we will not just be driving to work as usual. Today, we begin a new chapter in the worldwide battle against traffic and call on you to help win this fight.
We call it Waze Carpool.
It’s a way for people to help people. A lot of us are going in the same direction, so why don’t we go there together? Waze Carpool simply matches drivers and riders who are going the same way to work or back home, and helps them share the costs.
Let’s put those empty passenger seats to work. Let’s fill them with people, who can then leave their own cars at home. The fewer cars on the road, the better.
Same Waze, new schtick. Waze has always been about people and cities outsmarting traffic, together. With Waze Carpool, we’re coming at the same problem, but from a different angle, now with the goal of ending traffic, altogether.
Fighting traffic is no longer for drivers only. With Waze Carpool, we’re creating a community where drivers and riders help each other out, reduce traffic for everyone else on the road, and share the financial burden of commuting by car.
Everyone should have access to affordable transportation. If you live in an area without public transportation, Waze Carpool can help get you to work and back on time.
We’re not in this alone. We welcome the support of cities, companies and partners that share our vision and want to support our mission. Reach out to us and let’s explore what we can do together.
Wazers of California—June 6, we ride together! Join us in working together to fight daily traffic, improve our commute, help protect the environment and save a little money. Download our apps to drive or ride (search “Waze” in your app store) and join the revolution.
It’s time for all of us to get unstuck in traffic!
The Waze Team

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