Ridesharing has become the focus of developers and city planners. Many developers have incorporated ridesharing into construction plans, enabling them to reduce the amount of parking space required. Ridesharing programs are required by some city or county zoning ordinances. Programs may also be used as marketing tools. By setting up ridesharing in return for reduced parking requirements, thousands of dollars may be saved. The cost of building and maintaining parking facilities, coupled with the scarcity of land for them, makes reduction in parking requirements enticing. Some cities have recently changed zoning ordinances to include ridesharing. If traffic reduction is a primary concern, regulations may state that ridesharing must be instituted in order for building permits to be issued. Company image and community support are other benefits. Marketing to prospective tenants and buyers has included developments located outside city limits or beyond transit routes where ridesharing can be a viable option to commuting alone or an added amenity in the form of a convenient, economical way to travel to work. Four major types of developments--residential, industrial, mixed-use, and multiemployer office facility--are described in the form of case studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dingle Associates, Incorporated

    1625 I Street, NW, Suite 915
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Federal Highway Administration

    Transportation Management and Ridesharing Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-80-C-00057
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM