A literature review has been undertaken to assess the possible benefits and disbenefits of car-pooling and car-sharing in Britain. Relevant factors are identified and suggestions are made for gathering more information and conducting further studies. An appendix gives an annotated list of the publications covered, which are almost all from the US, concerning methods and incentives for the formation of car-pools. There is practically no British or European literature. The general conclusions reached are that the potential gains from car-pooling and car-sharing are worth pursuing and are most likely to be obtained by concentrating on work journeys, particularly in urban areas and industrial estates, with sharing arrangements initiated at the workplaces rather than the home areas. It is also suggested that the legal position should be reviewed and any experiments set up following changes in the law should be monitoried. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Green, G R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Suppl Rpt 358 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM