REPORT ON CAR POOLING RESEARCH PROJECT FOR SYDNEY, STAGE 1

Stage 1 of the study involved a comprehensive literature search and attitude surveys of employees and employers in different areas of Sydney. The attitude surveys showed that 11% of commuters currently car pool; between 60% and 70% of commuters might join car pools given certain incentives to do so; the incentive which attracted most people was a direct cost saving. The employers surveyed were generally indifferent to the role that they could play in a car pooling programme, suggesting that the support role should be taken by a lead agency or matching bureau to promote the programme, solicit applications and match applicants into car pools and monitor results of the programme. The anticipated cost of a matching bureau directed programme could be offset by only the savings measured in terms of a reduction in vehicle miles travelled. It was calculated that to break even on this basis it would be necessary to attract only 0.7% of the Sydney Workforce into car pools. The conclusion from the stage 1 benefit-cost analysis was that car-pooling would be an economically justifiable para-transit technique. The appendices, bound separately, contain the bibliography, and tabulations of and commentary on the survey results. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Dept of Motor Transport, Australia

    52 Rothschild Avenue, Roseberry
    Sydney, New South Wales 2018,   Australia 

    Development Planning and Research Proprietary Ltd

    201 Pacific Highway
    North Sydney, New South Wales 2060,   Australia 

    Eugene Smith and Hone Proprietary Ltd

    100 Walker Street
    North Sydney, New South Wales 2060,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM