Carpooling the German way: German commuters connect with each other on a website called Mitfahrgelegenheit to find carpools.
In a parking lot outside of Munich’s main train station, Lars Biederstedt meets the people he’ll spend the next five to six hours with. Biederstedt drives from Munich (where he works) to Berlin (where his parents live) almost every weekend.
Biederstedt never drives to Berlin alone. Instead, he offers seats in his van through the Mitfahrgelegenheit site, one of those wonderfully rich German words that means, essentially, “a lift.”
The site is run by a German company called Carpooling.com, which hopes to provide its services in America.
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