NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Commuters in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties can now find carpool and vanpool partners, first and last mile connections, and transit route information by downloading the Lowcountry Go mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
The convenient interface allows users to safely connect with others to share a ride all while relieving traffic headaches, saving money and reducing environmental impacts, according to officials.
“We are very pleased to offer the next phase of the Lowcountry Go program, an easyto-use mobile app that will increase connectivity both online and off, while reducing congestion on our roads,” said BCDCOG Executive Director Ron Mitchum.
The program’s website and mobile app allow users to:
- Match Trips with Others: Save time and money by finding fellow residents and coworkers making similar trips, through carpool and vanpool options.
- Explore Options: Lowcountry Go will provide a range of travel options for trips, including transit, biking and walking.
- Track Impacts: Registered users can track trip choices to measure costs and environmental impacts while competing in commuter challenges with fellow Lowcountry commuters.
The Lowcountry Go mobile app has launched in time for the inaugural LowGoTober Commuter Challenge, scheduled for October 15-19, according to the news release.
The news release states that the challenge is a competition in which users can register on the Lowcountry Go app or at www.lowcountrygo.com to win prizes when they successfully log sustainable commute trips during the week. Eligible commute modes include ridesharing such as carpool or vanpool, transit, walking and biking. Prizes for participants will be announced in the weeks ahead.
“Through BCDCOG’s work on this program, we’ve found that 90 percent of the region’s workforce is commuting alone, making the Lowcountry Go program an increasingly important effort,” Mitchum said. “Low Go strives to implement and build on employee- and employer-based programs that encourage changes in commuter behaviors. Those adjustments in how we use infrastructure will be critical in avoiding traffic gridlock.