Kids Need a Ride? A Review of Zemcar’s Ride-Share Service for Families

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Every parent knows the difficulties that come with managing the schedules of multiple household members. Between parents’ work schedules and children’s activity schedules, there are many times when we could use an extra set of hands — or better yet, an extra set of wheels. Within my own family, there is one particular recurrent calendaring issue — an overlap of approximately 30 minutes where schedules become nearly impossible to cover.

And this is where I could use a service like Zemcar for peace of mind. 

Zemcar is a ride-sharing service specifically for families. The service offers door-to-door transportation to passengers as young as 8 years old. However, unlike other ride-sharing apps, Zemcar offers multiple wonderful features to better service the needs of families.

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My precious cargo!

Safety: A+

Zemcar offers a number of features that really made me feel comfortable allowing my 10-year-old daughter to use their service. The drivers are thoroughly screened and trained (more about them later), parents can upload special notes about drop-off locations and child needs into the app, and parents designate “supervisors” within the app as the only people who can retrieve a child after drop off. These components are wonderful on their own, but my favorite feature was watching my daughter via video monitoring during her ride. It is obvious that safety is the number one priority for the Zemcar team — they have covered every base.

Drivers: A+

Maria arrived at our home to pick up my daughter, Rae, and any hesitations I had were quickly relieved. Our children are precious, and their safety is our number one concern. The thing we parents want more than anything is to feel that the people who are teaching, watching, or driving our kids are trustworthy and responsible. Maria was on time, she was friendly, she was approachable, and she made sure to help my daughter feel comfortable as well. The two of them talked and smiled during their whole ride.  

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Our driver, Maria!

App: A-

Using the mobile app was a nearly perfect experience — there were just a few very minor glitches I ran into. The Zemcar app was easy to find and download. Once downloaded, you are able to add family members. I added my daughter Rae as my first family member. Once the member is created, you can click on the name to add a photo and notes and schedule future rides. The app includes a map feature similar to Google maps, allowing you to view the route — and allowing the app to show the cost of the ride. Parents can leave voice memos or video memos that designate a “supervisor,” giving that person permission to retrieve the child.

Rae’s feedback: A+ 

So, how did the passenger feel about her first Zemcar ride? I asked Rae what her thoughts were, and here’s what she said: “I thought it was really, really good. The lady was very, very nice, and she would talk to me and keep me company, unlike some people that don’t like to talk.”  

So, there you have it! From start to finish, this was a superb service with wonderful features. It was so convenient — I will definitely use it again!

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Timika was born and raised in Massachusetts. She grew up in the South End of Boston, attended school in Brookline, and eventually lived in Dorchester prior to college. After leaving the north to attend The University of Virginia, she realized she missed Boston, and she eventually found her way back to a small suburban town on the south shore. She is married to Ryan, and together they have three of the nicest, funniest kids you’d ever meet. Timika embraces the term “Jack of All Trades”. She is literally interested in the most eclectic bunch of subjects. She loves planning activities with her children, she is a certified lactation counselor, a school nurse, she owns a lice clinic in Medford, she has completed a marathon (and has plans to do one more), and she (currently) enjoys learning to paint and computer code.