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HITCHHIKING-A VIABLE ADDITION TO A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Accession Number:

00091880

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA
Order Number: PB-242203/8ST

Abstract:

Data are presented on interviews with public officials and four surveys: (a) a general survey of 195 representative citizens; (b) police; (c) current hitchhikers; and (d) participants in the Fort Collins Community Car Pool (a prototype hitchhiking system). Data were obtained on the percentage of current hitchhikers (19%), drivers who pick up hitchhikers (31%), percent who ever hitchhiked or picked up hitchhikers (43%) (52%), social characteristics, crime statistics, ways of hitchhiking, opinions on the legal status of hitchhiking, and possible increased participation if certain reforms were made. Recommendations were (a) legalization of hitchhiking; (b) establishment of a voluntary system for registering hitchhikers; and (c) designation of hitchhiking areas along streets and highways where cars safely can pull over and stop.

Report Numbers:

Final Rpt.

Contract Numbers:

NSF-GY-11486

Corporate Authors:

University of Colorado, Denver

Center for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202 USA

National Science Foundation

Student-Originated Studies Program
Washington, DC 20550 USA

Authors:

Dallmeyer, K E

Pagination:

166 p.

Publication Date:

1975-3

Period Covered:

7406-7409

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Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society; Transportation (General)

Source Agency:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA

Source Data:

u7516

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Last Modified:

Feb 4 1976 12:00AM