Carpool Week 2013


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What is Carpool Week?
Carpool Week Promotions — Courtesy of Smart Commute

Carpool Week Prizes
How to Register

Thank you to everyone who took part in Carpool Week 2012. McMaster increased number of Carpool Zone Users from 209 to 336 and number of active carpoolers from 17 to 34.

Our goal for 2013 is 100 new Carpool Zone users and 5 new active carpoolers. We are currently at 299 and 24 respectively.


What is Carpool Week? (Back to top)

Carpool Week is an annual event hosted by Smart Commute and supported by McMaster’s Parking Services and the Office of Sustainability to encourage people to carpool and celebrate the benefits of driving to work, to school or to an event with at least one other person. 

Employees and students at Smart Commute workplaces such as McMaster can look forward to exclusive promotions leading up to Carpool Week. See exciting promotion details below:


Carpool Week Promotions — Courtesy of Smart Commute (Back to top)

Join us for a FREE cup of coffee and a cookie!

  • Downtown Centre, Main Lobby: January 29th, 11am – 1pm
  • IAHS, Main Lobby: February 4th, 11am - 1pm
  • Mills Memorial Library, Main Lobby: February 5th, 11am – 1pm

All registered participants are eligible. On-site registration opportunity will be also available.


Carpool Week Prizes (Back to top)

Register or log in to and win big!

Sign up to Carpool Zone here before February 10th for a chance to win:

  • A Business Class trip for two to Montreal, courtesy of VIA Rail
  • A two-night stay for two in a Studio Suite courtesy of One King West Residence & Hotel, located in Downtown Toronto.
  • For Hamilton carpoolers, a 32 GB Blackberry Playbook courtesy of the City of Hamilton.

The VIA Rail prize draw will take place on February 20th 2013


How to Register (Back to top)

Finding a Carpool Partner

Need help finding a carpool partner? Register with Smart Commute's Carpool Zone today and take advantage of this free ride-matching service!


Upon registration at, Carpool Week 2013 promotions are available to all students and staff of McMaster's main campus, Downtown Centre, McMaster Innovation Park and Mohawk students from IAHS. Students and staff from the Ron Joyce Centre are eligible to all promotions with the exception of the Blackberry Playbook, which is only available to Hamilton carpoolers.

All currently registered carpoolers are eligible for the promotions listed above upon registration or login at before February 10th 2013.

Registration Details

Registration at should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
You will need the following information:

  • Name
  • Employer Location
  • Home Address
  • Weekly Commuting Schedule

Please note that you will be asked to be updated via email by Smart Commute. Email communication is limited to once each month with information related to incentive-based surveys and related promotions. In additon, you will need to provide access to your information to be contacted if you win the VIA Rail grand prize.

Updated: January 17, 2013