Despite our love of talking about loving the environment, two-thirds of LA drives to work alone. To save money, gas, and soul-rattling loneliness, find rides and riders with GoLoco.
Not a new Mexican chicken chain, GoLoco is instead a ridesharing social network designed to help ride-seekers/ride-givers spare the air while avoiding both creepy hitchers/sexual predators with "plenty of van space". Just create a profile, enter where you're going and when, and if another GoLocoer's taking that route, you'll get an email alert. Before agreeing to anything, check out your prospective passenger/chauffeur's page to see if they share your habits (conversation, smoking, etc) and common interests (NPR, 24, not murdering cooperative strangers).
If you're still not quite ready to pop the locks on your '89 Merkur, GoLoco lets you get even more specific by limiting your ride-sharers to your invited MySpace/Facebook friends, meaning you can stave off solitude and global meltdown with your personal network of tree-hugging SUV drivers.