REPORT ON CAR POOLING RESEARCH PROJECT STAGE 2

Stage 2 of the study was a car pooling experiment, known as "Share-a-Car", conducted in the Ryde (Suburb of Sydney, N.S.W.) corridor involving both residents (area programme) and workforce (employer programme). Promotional material and application forms were distributed and a matching bureau was formed. Results showed that: 354 applications were received, of which 68% were from the area programme and the remainder from the employer programme; 71% of all applicants lived in the study area, representing less than 0.4% of the estimated workforce; only 50 applicants were matched (30 from the employer programme); only 10 applicants formed 5 car pools, (all of these from the employer programme); the restriction of freedom was seen as the main disadvantage of the car pooling. The appendices, bound separately, contain additional references to those listed in the stage 1 report, details of the promotional efforts, operations manual, financial analysis and detailed tabulations of data collected during the experiment. /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: 1977-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183435
  • 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