With 200 million miles shared on the Zimride platform, it’s safe to say that
ridesharing is well on its way to becoming a mainstream form of transportation. Since our 2007 launch, Zimride has grown steadily hitting our 100 million miles shared milestone last July. One year later, thanks to the Zimride community, we’re proud to announce that we’ve doubled that mark and have passed 200 million miles shared. That’s the equivalent of driving around the world 8,000 times…but more importantly, that’s a savings of over $100 million in car expenses.
Along with this milestone, we’re excited to bring Zimride to the East
Coast, beginning with yesterday’s launch of the New York to Washington DC route. Just one day later, there are already hundreds of rides posted by new Zimriders.
Thanks to the Zimride community of drivers and passengers for making this launch and milestone possible!
Happy Memorial Day weekend, Zimriders! With summer around the corner and a holiday on Monday, this weekend is perfect for a road trip. San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles are just a few of the awesome driving destinations this weekend on Zimride.
To toast Memorial Day weekend we bring you our Top 10 Road Trip Movies* of all time. Enjoy and safe (+shared) travels!
We launched Zimride with the vision of building a new form of transportation by creating a community marketplace for drivers to monetize the empty seats in their cars. Today we are excited to announce the launch of our new public platform focused on popular routes.
Over the last four years, we’ve successfully launched Zimride communities at over 100 universities and companies across 30 states in the U.S. In each of these communities we’ve built up an active base of users sharing rides, whether it has been students sharing rides home on the weekend or people carpooling to work every day. In all, Zimride users have logged over 100,000,000 miles traveled.
But Zimride still hasn’t been for everyone. Today that changes. We are launching our first promoted route dubbed “the Sunshine Route”: San Francisco to Los Angeles. Over the last couple weeks, we have jump-started the route with an incredible team of route builders, so users will have options from Day One. So far during our week of testing, more than 50 seats have been booked and we currently have an inventory of 100 seats available. Seats are selling fast, so if you want a ride to LA book one today before they sell out:
SF to LA is just our first route and we’ll be launching more within the next few months. Let us know what you think and what route you want to see us launch next. For users who are part of private networks, nothing changes. You will still have access to your organization’s network to share rides with others in your trusted community or organization. However, private networks will be seeing several interface and functionality improvements over the next few months.
We have a lot more exciting news in store in the coming weeks, so make sure to stay tuned!
Every year, tens of thousands of adventurous souls travel near and far to converge on the playa, Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, for the annual Burning Man festival. Due to high ridesharing demands, Craigslist’s rideshare section typically sees hundreds of Burning Man posts. But this year, Burners will have another way of getting there.
Zimride has developed an easier way for attendees who are offering or needing a ride to share their ride to the festival. Simply post your ride and see a list of Burners taking the same route. Unlike Craigslist, Zimride allows you to see profiles, pictures and music preferences before sharing the ride (or RV).
Like Burning Man, Zimride was founded with a focus on community. We believe communities are built on the shoulders of shared experiences, and we’ve set out to create a new form of transportation that’s built from the ground up with community participation.