A research project was undertaken in two stages. The first stage was to determine people's attitudes to car pooling and the incentives that would most likely encourage car pooling. The second stage was to conduct a car pool matching experiment, based on an area (i.e. Origin basis), and incorporating whatever incentives as it was feasible to arrange. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate the incentives most likely to encourage car pooling by commuters in Sydney, and the benefits in terms of reduced congestion, travel times and other effects which can be derived from the establishment of voluntary car pooling schemes. The attitude surveys conducted in the first stage showed that 11% of commuters currently car pool. It also showed that between 60% and 70% of commuters indicated that they might join car pools given certain incentives to do so, and that the incentive which attracted most people was a direct cost saving, exemplified by rebate on petrol. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Traffic Authority, Australia

    52 Rothschild Avenue, Roseberry
    Rosebery, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM