HITCHHIKING-A VIABLE ADDITION TO A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Denver

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

    National Science Foundation

    Student-Originated Studies Program
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Dallmeyer, K E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GY-11486
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1976 12:00AM