Advertisement

Transportation

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 117–145 | Cite as

What makes a car-sharer?

  • P. W. Bonsall
  • A. H. Spencer
  • W. -S. Tang
Article

Abstract

Information from various sources, but most specifically from the YORKSHARE car-sharing schemes, is brought together in an analysis of public reaction to, and participation in, a car-sharing scheme with centralised matching of applicants. The importance of various attributes of the sites, of the individuals and of the scheme organisation are assessed and conclusions are drawn.

The motivation of individual participants is analysed and is seen to vary from one person to another depending to some extent on their circumstances, but the universal importance of some features, notably cost savings, is revealed.

Keywords

Cost Saving Individual Participant Technology Management Economic Geography Scheme Organisation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bonsall, P. W. (1980a). “A survey of attitudes to car sharing: a data base for microsimulation,” DoE, DTp, TRRL SR 563 Crowthorne.Google Scholar
  2. Bonsall, P. W. (1980b). “Microsimulation of organised car sharing: description of the models and their calibration,” DoE, DTp, TRRL SR 564 Crowthorne.Google Scholar
  3. Bonsall, P. W. (1980c). “Car sharing — where are we now? — a personal view,” Traffic Engineering and Control 21, 1, January.Google Scholar
  4. Bonsall, P. W. (1981). “Car sharing in the United Kingdom — a policy appraisal,“ Journal of Transport Economics and Policy January.Google Scholar
  5. Bonsall, P. W. and Spencer, A. H. (1981). A Comparison of Manual and Computerised Matching Procedures for Organised Car Sharing. University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, TN 61.Google Scholar
  6. Bonsall, P. W., Spencer, A. H. and Tang, W.-S. (1982). What Makes a Car Sharer — a Motivational Investigation. University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, WP 158.Google Scholar
  7. Bonsall, P. W., Spencer, A. H. and Tang, W.-S. (1983). “Performance and impact of organised car sharing schemes,” Transportation Research 17A,3. See also “ITS YORKSHARE, car sharing schemes in West Yorkshire,” Traffic Engineering and Control 22.1, January 1981.Google Scholar
  8. Brunso, J. M. and Hartgen, D. T. (1980). An Evaluation of Employer-Based Car-Pool Coordinators as a Method of Increasing Ridesharing. New York State Department of Transportation, Planning Research Unit, Preliminary Research Report, 171.Google Scholar
  9. Lewin, I. P. and Gray, M. J. (1979).“Evaluation of interpersonal influences in the formation and promotion of car pools,” Transportation Research Record 724: 35–39.Google Scholar
  10. Margolin, J. B. and Misch, M. R. (1978). Incentives and Disincentives for Ridesharing: a Behavioural Study (Executive Summary). U.S. Department of Transportation, FHWA, Washington DC.Google Scholar
  11. Spencer, A. H. (1980). Organised Car Sharing: The Use of the Unstructured Interview in Investigating the Factors Involved. University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, TN 47.Google Scholar
  12. Spencer, A. H. (1982). Perceptions of Incentives, Problems and Benefits of Car-Sharing Schemes. University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, TN 93.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Elsevier Science Publishers B.V 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Bonsall
    • 1
  • A. H. Spencer
    • 1
  • W. -S. Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Transport StudiesThe UniversityLeedsGt. Britain

Personalised recommendations