City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts

Robert Cervero, Aaron Golub, Brendan Nee

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Abstract

Four years after the introduction of City CarShare in the San Francisco, Bay area in California, 29% of carshare members had gotten rid of one or more cars, and 4.8% of members' trips and 5.4% of their vehicle miles traveled were in carshare vehicles. Matched-pair comparisons with a statistical control group suggest that, over time, members have reduced total vehicular travel. However, most declines occurred during the first 1 to 2 years of the program; 3 to 4 years after City CarShare's inauguration, earlier declines had leveled off. Because many carshare vehicles are small and fuel-efficient but can carry several people, the trend in per capita gasoline consumption also is down-ward. Mindful of the cumulative costs of driving, carshare members appear to have become more judicious and selective when deciding whether to drive, take public transit, walk, bike, or even forgo a trip. Coupled with reduced personal car ownership, these factors have given rise to a resourceful form of automobility in the San Francisco Bay area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Record
Pages70-80
Number of pages11
Edition1992
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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NameTransportation Research Record
Number1992
ISSN (Print)03611981

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Cervero, R., Golub, A., & Nee, B. (2007). City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts. In Transportation Research Record (1992 ed., pp. 70-80). (Transportation Research Record; No. 1992). https://doi.org/10.3141/1992-09

City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts. / Cervero, Robert; Golub, Aaron; Nee, Brendan.

Transportation Research Record. 1992. ed. 2007. p. 70-80 (Transportation Research Record; No. 1992).

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Cervero, R, Golub, A & Nee, B 2007, City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts. in Transportation Research Record. 1992 edn, Transportation Research Record, no. 1992, pp. 70-80. https://doi.org/10.3141/1992-09
Cervero R, Golub A, Nee B. City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts. In Transportation Research Record. 1992 ed. 2007. p. 70-80. (Transportation Research Record; 1992). https://doi.org/10.3141/1992-09
Cervero, Robert ; Golub, Aaron ; Nee, Brendan. / City CarShare longer-term travel demand and car ownership impacts. Transportation Research Record. 1992. ed. 2007. pp. 70-80 (Transportation Research Record; 1992).
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