AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. VOLUME II. MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEMS: FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
Volume II documents the results of an investigation into the feasibility of Multi-User Vehicle Systems (MUVS) as a mode of urban transportation and which is often suggested as one solution to the problem of transportation within congested urban areas. A review of existing experience, an examination of key factors, and an assessment of MUVS feasibility was conducted as the first stage in a potentially in-depth research and experimental effort. MUVS is a paratransit mode of transportation which consists of a fleet of small user-operated vehicles available for rental between terminals within a well-defined service area. Although this study considered a wide array of potential vehicles, the basic concept examined herein is similar to the various short-term rental cars. The goals and objectives of MUVS are to: (1) alleviate congestion and improve traffic flow; (2) increase mobility; (3) provide an additional choice of mode; (4) reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions; (5) reduce noise; (6) conserve energy; and (7) reduce land requirements for parking. A detailed examination of a MUVS as a Central Business District (CBD) circulation service in Amsterdam and in Montpellier, France is presented. Various characteristics of each system are identified and compared.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA. See also Volume 1, PB-286313, and Volume 3, PB-286315. Also available in set of 9 reports PC E20, PB-286 312-SET.
Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, IncorporatedCambridge, MA United States
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Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Herald, W S
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 105 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air quality management; Central business districts; City planning; Energy conservation; Highway transportation; Mobility; Noise control; Paratransit services; Pedestrian areas; Pollutants; Traffic congestion; Traffic flow; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Congestion; Noise reduction
- Geographic Terms: France; Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186087
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-2Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM