General Assembly (GA) is in Pittsburgh, PA this summer, within a day’s drive for thousands Unitarian Universalists.
Let’s get there together! Save money, reduce environmental impact, and foster community by sharing rides to GA.
Here’s some ideas for traveling together:
Ridesharing and Carpooling. If your congregation has parking that won’t be used in June, consider offering your site as a park-and-ride or meeting spot to share rides to GA.
General Assembly 2023 has been posted on the rideshare site RickyRides. Drivers and riders can post ride offers or requests with by location (zipcode). Congregations can create a post and put park-and-ride information in the description.
Congregations might also consider using a church vehicle or renting a van and providing transportation – either as a fundraiser or just a way to facilitate attendance from your congregation. Consult your insurer before implementing a rideshare program.
Is your congregation near a commuter rail station? Use your available parking to be a park-and-ride location for the train to Portland.
Best Practices for Shared Rides
Safety First. Abide by traffic laws. Drive safely and buckle up!
Be Punctual. Be clear about location, date and timing.
Discuss expectations, including shared costs and payment methods, before agreeing to drive or ride.
Interact respectfully; don’t eat, drink, or smoke if not previously arranged.
Many people in our community become ill when exposed to fragrances contained in personal care and laundry products. Please commit to remaining fragrance-free throughout GA.
Never make anyone else feel threatened or unsafe in general.
Review the RickyRides.com terms and conditions