inflatable doll sitting in the passenger seat, or executing some other tricky maneuver to avoid congested highways lanes without going through the effort of actually carpooling.Every once in a while someone is caught driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane with an
We all hate traffic, but if you are going to avoid it, do it the right way. Pick up a stranger.
The National Post reports that Calgary’s new city planner believes the answer to city gridlock is hitchhiking. Not “dusty jacket, stick-and-bindle” hitchhiking, but a system of semi-organized spontaneous carpools.
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The habit is known as “slugging” and it is common in some U.S. cities, specifically Washington, D.C. Drivers pick up passengers going in the same direction and their filled cars afford them the right to commute in the faster carpool lane. Those passengers, meantime, get a free ride.
Rollin Stanley, Calgary’s city planner, told the Post:
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