The report describes the initial findings of a social science research council-sponsored project to establish and monitor organised car sharing schemes in West Yorkshire. The work follows an earlier project funded by TRRL designed to predict the likely outcome of such schemes using micro-simulation methods. As the removal of legal obstacles to car sharing has made it possible to establish and monitor the effectiveness of such schemes, three major employers were approached and agreed to co-operate in the Yorkshare' carpool schemes. The net effect of the schemes was an insignificant (<0.5%) reduction in work journey car mileage and a marginal reduction in public transport patronage. The findings broadly correspond to predictions of the earlier micro-simulation models which indicated that the effects of carsharing schemes are likely to be extremely modest and community benefits are unlikely to justify administration costs unless the impacts can be magnified or localised. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Leeds

    Institute for Transport Studies
    Leeds, West Yorkshire  United Kingdom  LS2 9JT
  • Authors:
    • BONSALL, P W
    • Spencer, A
    • Tang, W S
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 131 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM