Community Mobilization Project


When you become a 511NY Rideshare member, you are not just gaining access to transportation resources - you are joining a community of people working together to make the world a better place - one small choice at a time.


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Opportunities for Member Engagement


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Join the Car Free Day Committee

The 511NY Rideshare team is celebrating Car Free Day on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Leading up to the event, we're inviting individuals from organizations, municipalities, and worksites to join our planning committee. Help us plan for events across the state, and at your organization or worksite! 

If you're interested in joining the committee or hosting an event at your worksite or encouraging your employees to participate, contact a 511NY Rideshare team at info@511NYRideshare.org.

The Kiosk

Our interactive mobility kiosk is coming soon to a worksite near you! The kiosk helps our community make smarter and more eco-friendly trips without in-person interaction.

Each kiosk comes equipped with an antimicrobial screen and a built-in hand sanitizing station.

Interested in bringing an interactive kiosk to your workplace?

Contact us for more information.

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Refer-a-Friend 

Referring your friends to 511NY Rideshare helps our community grow. 

Login to your account to refer a friend (click on the "Community" tab).

Community Mobilization Project

Smart travel decisions benefit you, the environment, and our community. The mission of the Community Mobilization Project is to build and empower a community of New Yorkers who care about managing their impact, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment, and improving the quality of life in their region.

The Community Mobilization Project will provide opportunities for local residents and businesses to come together and drive positive change in their communities. One way we will be rewarding and recognizing our change champions is through our Community Mobilization Badges which can be earned by completing simple tasks such as running a ride match, teleworking, or tracking a trip. (see details below)

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Earn Community Mobilization Badges

Members can track their contribution by earning badges for taking small actions like tracking a trip, teleworking or subscribing to Clean Air NY.

Below are some of the badges our community can earn. Login to see which badges you have already earned and for instructionsto earn more.

Complete your profile Complete your profile
Look for a carpool match Look for a carpool match
Track a trip Track a trip
Reduce 300 pounds of CO2 Reduce 300lbs of CO2
Sign up for Air Quality Action Day updates through Clean Air NY Subscribe to Clean Air NY
Refer A Friend Refer A Friend
Earth Month Pledge 2021 Earth Month Pledge 
Telework Telework
Become a Clean Air NY Advocate Be a Clean Air NY Advocate
Sign up for the Guaranteed Ride Program Guaranteed Ride Program

Community Mobilization Partners 

Our Partners share our mission and work with us to develop, deliver and advocate for sustainable transportation solutions.

Some partners work with us directly to develop and deliver transportation solutions, while some support the mission by expanding our reach and sharing information about smart travel options to broader audiences. Others, whom we recognize as our Supporting Partners, donate goods and services that are used to engage and reward our members for taking positive action.

Visit our Services page to learn more about how we engage with our partners and bookmark this page to check back on the latest community news and partner spotlight. The full list of our Supporting Partners is available here.

Community Updates

null 511NY Rideshare Team Tours Brooklyn Navy Yard

Last week, members of the 511NY Rideshare team had the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of the self-driving shuttles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Navy Yard is currently home to six self-driving Optimus Ride vehicles, open to both the public and employees. It has stops at Wegmans and the NYC Ferry among others and operates daily from 7:00am to 10:30pm. Ferry riders can ride the Optimus Ride for free!

The vehicles can be used both on public and private roads with permission and they aim to have ADA compliant vehicles by 2021. 

Brooklyn joins Boston MA, Paradise Valley CA and Reston VA in implementing these Optimus Ride vehicles - we're excited to see where else these cool rides pop up! 

Our partner, Nick Palumbo at Suffolk County Community College “really appreciated the opportunity to see and learn about Optimus Ride’s Brooklyn Navy Yard pilot project."

Nick continued: "It is a very exciting to see this type of sustainable transportation technology being deployed in a real world setting. Based on the rides we took, the reaction of other riders to the service, and the metrics that were shared with us, it is clear that this model has real promise for transforming urban and suburban mobility. I look forward to seeing further rollouts in our area, and am very hopeful that we can explore bringing these types of services to our campuses at Suffolk County Community College.”

Partner Spotlight

THE MATZO PROJECT


The Matzo Project is a Brooklyn-based 511NY Rideshare partner. Beyond making delicious Matzo chips, they are invested in the community. They will be donating ~2,000 bags of chips to the Met Council for the 511NY Rideshare Smart Travel Badge Drive.