Innovative Website Makes Carpooling Easy

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UrbanHitchhiker.com, a free, nationwide carpool matching service launched today.

UrbanHitchhiker.com is the first carpool matching service to use mapping technology to help users search for and post rides. The use of maps allows users to easily and quickly find others in their area with similar travel plans while protecting their personal information. Detailed addresses are not displayed and registered users can contact each other through the site without divulging their contact information to arrange compensation and neutral meeting points.

Carpooling is an effective way to alleviate high gas costs, traffic and air pollution, but it can be difficult to find people that make similar trips, and it's not a good idea to pick up total strangers. http://www.UrbanHitchhiker.com helps people overcome these obstacles by making it easy to search for other users and providing a forum for potential carpoolers to build trust.

Increasing fuel costs have led to a rapid increase in the cost of living. Most people cannot afford to buy a more fuel - efficient car or lessen their commute by moving. Also, there are many cities that lack convenient public transportation. Carpooling is a perfect compromise because it does not require people to make radical or expensive lifestyle changes and the benefits - decreased fuel costs, reduced vehicular wear and tear, and access to quick- moving carpool lanes - are immediate.

Through our unique interface and protection of personal information, UrbanHitchhiker.com strives to provide a service that will make carpooling a comfortable and money - saving form of transportation.

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Alexis Patterson