Carpooling Between Campuses: Case Study of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Carpooling strategies have become important for sustainable transportation and environment. There have been numerous studies about carpooling for commuting to universities. In this paper, a new possible carpooling scheme was proposed for the trips between four campuses of Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and responses were collected. The four campuses are within walking distance to each other and have shuttle services between them. However, the shuttle services can become very crowded at certain times of the day. Hence, to solve this problem, vehicles belonging to the university administration are suggested to be carpool for the individuals in the university, as the administrative personnel make trips within and among the campuses. An internet-based survey was conducted with the individuals in the university. The individuals were grouped as academic personnel, administrative personnel and students. The responses indicated a positive response from all individual groups in the university, and especially from the students. It was also found that each individual group had different inter-campus trip characteristics than each other. The recommendation is that this service should be implemented at certain times of the day between two of the four campuses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABE90 Standing Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries. Alternate title: Carpooling Between Campuses: Case Study of Bogazici University.
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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Gokasar, Ilgin
    • Gunay, Gurkan
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  • Date: 2017


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01631702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 17-03532
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2017 10:45PM