James H. Morris, Professor of the Practice of Software and Dean, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is working on a ridesharing proposal to stop ‘driving alone’. His web-based proposal aims to harness all available technology and reduce global warming and increase social capital built up while commuting. If successful, it would reduce solo commuting by 50%.
Social scientists reading this blog are encouraged to be in touch with James Morris about SafeRide. His e-mail is jim DOT morris AT sv DOT cmu DOT edu to offer their pro bono help on evaluating the idea from a sociological or cultural perspective.