15 Feb Behind the Ride – Valerie’s Take on Carpooling
Hello Valerie! Thanks for taking time off for this interview.
Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?
I am a pretty lazy person when it comes to commuting but yet, I like to exercise… the irony!
Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?
I stay at Kovan. I commute from Kovan to my workplace in the East and back on weekdays. RYDE is my top choice most of the time, unless I can’t get one.
How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?
My friend introduced it to me and it has helped me to save a lot of money on transport! RYDE trips are about 40% cheaper on average compared to taxi rides.
What was your most memorable carpooling experience?
It was getting to know a driver who travelled the exact same route as me every morning and as a result, we agreed to engage each other daily. I wasn’t expecting to make meaningful relations out of my daily commutes.
Would you support a Singapore start-up?
Yes of course. I look forward to seeing the RYDE community grow and make more improvements that are beneficial to both riders and drivers.