You are strongly urged to carpool, either in a Dave&Bill sponsored one or a private
one with friends. The optimal parking spots are along the curb adjacent to the Police
Academy on Amber Drive. If the bulk of us carpool then hopefully most of us will
manage to park there. Other advantages of carpooling include defrayal of transportation
costs and having others help navigate through the city to the parking destination.
This section is about private carpools: those informally formed by friends and family
members. It can consist of two or more people in the same vehicle.
We also want to hear from people who plan to participate in someone’s carpool
For last year’s hike we belatedly requested, via email, the following information.
· Do you plan to form a private carpool?
o If so, who will be part of your carpool?
· If not forming one, will you be participating in someone else’s carpool?
o If so, whose carpool will you be joining?
The bulk of people responded with useful information. However a single digit (actually
a low, low, low, single-digit) percentage thought this was an intrusion into their
privacy. We infer they thought the request asking for names was unwarranted. And
they were objecting to the redundancy of asking leaders of a carpool and participants
to both identify themselves.
We may request this information again this year.
While we received a lot of responses last year, there were some inconsistencies.
For example persons A and B might be forming a carpool, both naming person X as
a participant, and person X responding he/she was in person C’s carpool. By contacting
the various respondents we could clear up the discrepancies and get a more realistic
count of what to expect.
We aren’t trying to get this number down to a 100% accurate forecast. We know that
situations leading up to the walk can be in a state of flux and uncertainty and
some last minute changes may have to be made. We just want to, without being intrusive,
try to realistically predict the number of parking spaces that will be required.