Popaletter – May 2023

We’re so excited to share the very first Popaletter, a semi-regular round-up of the latest happenings in our carpool community!

Wowzers! What a travelsome start of the year it has been!

Together, we filled over 80,000 empty seats in cars and had 40,000 members share nearly 15 million km together, creating countless casual collisions and preventing over 2,300 metric tons of CO2.

All the while, we continued growing at an unprecedented rate, helping more and more people get access to safe, convenient, and crowdsourced rides.

This impact and growth is amazing and it’s all thanks to you—our members—who trust each other to share the road every day in a way that is more social, affordable, and sustainable for everyone.

Build the future of Poparide with us!

We are building a community where everyone feels seen and heard and so, this month, we’re asking for your opinion in our member survey. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how we can make Poparide better!

As a thank you for filling out our survey, you’ll have a chance to win a $250 Patagonia voucher (drivers and passengers) or a $25 Poparide promo code (passengers only).

From the Rockies to the Great Lakes

Out West, Whistler continues to draw outdoor enthusiasts from Squamish (and Vancouver). Out East, Montreal and Ottawa were the most popular destinations, with many members visiting family & friends on the weekends.

In between East and West, we’re seeing an increasing number of people join Poparide, with some growing interest in places like Banff, Canmore, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. If you have friends in those areas, make sure to refer them to Poparide, you’ll get $5 off for each friend who takes their first Poparide!

You proved that wherever you need to go, you can rely on each other, and on Poparide, to
get there.

Back to the future

Over the last months, we invested in our Support Team to ensure we always respond within 24 hours when you reach out.

We also made adjustments to our pricing to ensure our prices remain affordable across all routes, at all times.

Next up, we will be busy streamlining driver & passenger interactions around pick-up locations and improving our trip booking process.

These are all exciting updates which will lead to safer, more reliable rides for everyone!

Share your story

We love hearing the stories that make the Poparide community exceptional, so if you have a great carpooling tale to share, we’d love to hear it!

Please send us an email to with your story, along with any pictures you took during your trip, for a chance to win $25 in Poparide promo codes.

That’s it! Thank you so much for being a part of our community! We can’t wait to see you on the road in the next few months and we wish you a great start of the summer ☀️

Happy travels,

– The Poparide team

P.S. Like Zoom, but in 3D!

Our remote team gathered for the first time in Mérida, Mexico this year! We returned sunkissed and Popa-pumped to keep pushing for the best carpooling experience possible!