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Zimride

Wayne State partnered with Zimride to make sharing rides for drivers and passengers fun and easy. Wayne State Partnership with Zimride has created a secure platform to enhance campus mobility.

Wayne State University and Zimride partnered to provide a social network for ridesharing.  The Zimride platform uses Facebook integration to create a fun way to find friends to share commutes or one-time rides.  This private network empowers individuals to join together and reduce campus traffic, parking difficulties and provide substantial cost-savings for our community.

Zimride has developed a custom rideshare solution to serve WSU’s campus population. Through Zimride’s web-based interface, faculty, staff and students can find others with similar commuting patterns or one-time rides. In seconds you can set up a profile, search for open seats, or post a ride of your own. With Zimride, you can view photos, music and radio preferences to ensure a sweet ride. University students, faculty and staff can access the free Wayne State Zimride network. The private system requires an @wayne.edu email address to gain access, so get started today:http://zimride.wayne.edu

As a social network platform with optional Facebook integration, Zimride is fun to use and helps establish trust among users. Just like with Facebook, Zimriders can view profiles for common networks, interests and friends before deciding to share a ride. This transportation alternative is a fun, easy and sustainable way for everyone to collectively make a difference.

This partnership marks a significant step in improving campus sustainability practices. Furthermore, ridesharing on daily commutes or on longer, one-time trips will substantially reduce the costs of travel for the community.

 

About Zimride

Zimride is the largest online social rideshare community in North America with over 350,000 users.  Zimride has implemented private rideshare communities for over 80 of the nation’s leading universities and companies including Stanford, UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Jet Blue and CIGNA.

Zimride embraces ridesharing as a social activity and integrates with Facebook and Twitter to make it fun and easy for users to share the seats in their car or find a ride.  On Zimride, participants create profiles that show their favorite in-car music, radio stations and even smoking preferences to ensure an enjoyable ride.

Zimride’s site, http://www.zimride.com, empowers individuals to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation.