This article results from an informal seminar held at Leeds University in November 1979. The seminar, open to all those organisations and individuals contributing to British car-sharing research, reviewed knowledge on current levels of car-sharing and the likely consequences of increasing those levels. It was revealed that the impacts of car-sharing on the complete transport system are unlikely to be very large but examples were given of successful schemes at particular sites, usually those poorly served by public transport. Results from several experimental car-sharing schemes in Britain are being used to examine current car-sharing behaviour and forecast possible reductions in trip mileage. Provision of special incentives for car-sharers (such as free-reserved parking space) does not greatly increase the percentage of car-sharers. The author suggests that, before useful advice can be given to potential organisers of car-sharing schemes, the complex secondary effect that car-sharing can have on public transport patronage should be investigated to supplement the available data on model prediction, attitude surveys and patronage of existing schemes. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bonsall, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00314710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM