A relatively simple, quick and inexpensive method is proposed for estimating the demand for ride-sharing services. The method which resembles the sketch-planning methods suggested for more capital-intensive public transportation projects, can be used by planners to assess demand for particular modes of ride sharing within large generalized areas of the city. Appropriate areal units are first identified, followed by the identification of transportation-related variables to stratify the study area into similar socioeconomic groupings. A formula is presented for estimating the demand for ride sharing. The testing of the proposed method in Knox County Tennessee is described in detail.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 59-76
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM