CIRTA’S Winter Carpool Parking Strategies

CIRTA’S Winter Carpool Parking Strategies

One of the most inconvenient aspects of wintertime is driving and parking your vehicle when weather conditions are unfavorable. If you carpool to work, it’s important to be able to efficiently park to keep you and the other members of your carpool from being late. CIRTA is here with some tips to help you become a parking whiz when it’s your turn to drive in your carpool!

Use CIRTA’s Carpool Matching Service to Find People Close to You

Taking it slow during the winter is the best way to ensure your safety as you travel to your destination, but this also will cost you some extra time. Try CIRTA’s carpool matching service! Our system helps match you with others looking to share the ride in your area and helps pair you with people looking to explore a similar schedule. Sign up today!

Take Advantage of Carpool/Vanpool Designated Parking Spots

Does your workplace implement preferential parking spots for employees that carpool or vanpool? This is something employers sometimes do to help encourage responsible commuting. If you need help starting the conversation about this with your employer, reach out to CIRTA and we can help coach you on how to best approach this. We can also provide free carpool parking signage to your employer!

Rotate Schedules to Give Drivers a Break from Parking

Parking during the winter can be a pain and the same person shouldn’t have to do it every day! We recommend that you rotate your driver schedule if you’re carpooling so that each member of your carpool doesn’t have to park more than once or twice a week. This will keep your carpool members happy and safe as you commute this winter.

Skip the Drive Altogether by Telecommuting

Ever thought about telecommuting to work a few days each week to skip the hassle of parking? With less spots being available due to winter weather, telecommuting can help you save a lot of time during your day. Doing so also helps reduce overall traffic congestion for other drivers and even improves the air quality in Central Indiana. So, what are you waiting for? Start telecommuting today!

Have any other thoughts or questions about reducing the burden of winter parking for carpooler/vanpoolers? Get in touch with us at and we’ll be happy to help you!