Flywheel Skill Share facilitates a Transportation Project to address community needs and provide transportation for under-served and under-resourced populations in Madison. We strive to develop autonomous, sustainable, and a mutually supportive transportation system to fill in gaps of social services and public transportation. In furthering the Flywheel Skill Shares’ antiracist mission, we coordinate our transportation network and resources in order to prioritize the needs of Black people, Indigenous people, Latinx people, Asian people, and other people of color, seniors, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, individuals who live on low incomes, and people who experience homelessness. Flywheel drivers provide rides to health-related appointments, food pantries and grocery stores, employment, social and recreational opportunities, errands and appointments, and more.
For individuals in need of transportation, you can contact our transportation coordinator, who will share your request with the current group of drivers. If one of the drivers’ availability overlaps with your need, we will connect you with them and facilitate your free transportation.
Becoming an approved Flywheel Driver is a great way to support people in our community. If you have an insured vehicle, time in your week and/or extra seats in your car during your commute, you can contact our transportation coordinator to set up a 20-minute driver orientation over Zoom or phone call.
If you or someone you know is not yet a Flywheel Skillshare-approved driver but wants to get involved, email [email protected] for a driver application and share your availability for a Zoom or phone call orientation. When we coordinate our resources together, we can meet people’s needs and help people get through hard times. We would love as many people who are able to get involved in our Transportation Program and help solve transportation challenges in the community. Thank you.