Rachel Berger is a designer in California. Lately, she’s been into current events, reading and writing, architecture, technology, transportation, politics, feminism, identity, cities, and going to work.

35 Years of Mass Hitchhiking 

for Works That Work

An essay about casual carpool, an informal ridesharing system where Bay Area commuters get into strangers’ cars to get to work every morning. It is efficient, inexpensive, interesting, and surprisingly safe.
cities, transportation, reading and writing


“I’ve been doing casual carpool for 25 years. And there are only a few basic rules. Rule number one is, DON’T INITIATE CONVERSATION.”