Which Factors Affect the Willingness to Join Vehicle Sharing Systems? Evidence from Young Greek Drivers

The current economic and environmental situation reinforces the debate around the use of alternative transport systems. Car and bike-sharing schemes meet considerable growth around the world and have the potential to redefine the way people move within modern cities. Public response to these schemes remains an issue of research. In this paper, several types of vehicle sharing systems are analyzed and compared. Furthermore, the authors present an analysis of the data collected from an on-line survey on the perception of the (dis)advantages and key contributing factors to decisions to join such systems by potential users. The analysis is based in a subset (N=233) of young (18 to 35 years old) Greek respondents and includes qualitative analysis, as well as econometric models, such as ordered logit models and factor analysis. The results indicate that the distance of vehicle-sharing stations from people’s house or job is the most important factor. Respondents with annual income between 15,000 and 25,000 Euros (approximately between US$21K and US$35K) report that they are more likely to join these systems, while those aged 25 to 35 are more reluctant to join bikesharing than younger people. Furthermore, self-reported environmental consciousness is correlated with a higher propensity to join carsharing or bikesharing

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    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AP020 Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies
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  • Authors:
    • Efthymiou, Dimitrios
    • Antoniou, Constantinos
    • Waddell, Paul
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  • Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 91st Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01373762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 12-1076
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2012 2:50PM