Carsharing in a Small City: Ithaca Carshare's First Two Years

Ithaca Carshare launched service in June 2008 as the first independent carsharing organization in New York State, offering an affordable and reliable transportation option to the residents of the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County. During the first two years of operation, Ithaca Carshare registered over 800 drivers who collectively made 14,126 trips totaling nearly 250,000 miles. Ithaca Carshare vehicles are scattered throughout Ithaca, where they are proximate to registered drivers. Usage is best during spring and fall seasons, when the academic institutions are in session. The majority of Ithaca Carshare members are between the ages of 20 and 34, and many are affiliated with either Ithaca College or Cornell University. The organization serves members across a variety of income brackets, indicating the affordability of carsharing services.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 29p

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  • Accession Number: 01338177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-06-33
  • Contract Numbers: Agreement No. 9821
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2011 11:38AM