The Hitching Post was designed intentionally to be used without an app. Originating in the hills of Vermont where cell service is spotty at best, we needed a solution that relies on the convenience, efficiency and communal spirit of our small towns and villages.
That said, there could be an app someday that could enhance, but not be required for utilizing, The Hitching Post.
We think it’s important to make a distinction between hitchhiking and The Hitching Post. Both hitchhiking and The Hitching Post are creative tools for people to make spontaneous connections to share rides places. Where they differ is in where and how they originate.
Hitchhiking can originate anywhere, anytime, typically with people helping one another anonymously and remaining anonymous. For all the generosity, there is nonetheless no obligation to care for each other’s welfare.
On the other hand, The Hitching Post is a community building tool that originates and is held in the heart of the community. Participants, oftentimes knowing one another, make or reinforce lasting connections that we all benefit from. For we, as well as the communities and environments we inhabit, are healthier, stronger, and safer when we make these vital connections.
Indeed, The Hitching Post gets us places, but it also gets us there together.