Collaboration between public transport and car-sharing could end our love affair with the private car

Car-sharing has evolved from an "alternative" option among many transportation choices to a common-sense approach to getting from point A to point B, which comfortably complements active travel and public transport. Understanding this shift in consumer behavior is crucial when working to meet the challenge of doubling the public transport market share worldwide by 2015. While Britain has yet to fully recognize this complementary relationship, there is increasing evidence of its success in strengthening intermodality, as well as opportunities for collaboration, particularly in the realm of rail and car-sharing. Examples of joint work between these two modes are given for the English Lake District, Scotland, and London, where car-sharing will be included in the next version of the smart card - Oyster Card, operated by Transport for London. Including car sharing in the next generation of smart mobility will help towards the goal of tempting people out of their private cars.


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  • Accession Number: 01498718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 2013 11:00AM