The spatial proximity of carpool participants

Increasing attention is being focussed upon the use of low cost transport management techniques in an effort to adapt to changing circumstances in urban transport planning. In particular, the increased use of high occupancy vehicles for the journey to work has been encouraged by means of the granting of priority to them over other road users and by the revision of restrictive legislation with respect to carpool formation. However, whilst such changes open the way for increased use of carpools, very little is yet known about the way in which carpools form and operate, and hence little in the way of formal encouragement and incentive schemes can be realistically promoted by transport authorities. This paper attempts to fill part of this gap in knowledge with respect to carpool formation. In particular, it reports on a survey conducted in Melbourne Australia whose prime objective was to investigate the spatial relationships between carpool members' origins and destinations. These relationships are reported in terms of carpool trip lengths, passenger pickup and delivery radii and deviations, total deviations from a direct route and deviations as a function of total direct route distance (a).


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  • Pagination: 11P
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    • Issue Number: 80/7

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  • Accession Number: 01438863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:53PM