Broadening the market for carshare?

Results of pilot project in the Netherlands

This paper describes a pilot project consisting of a substantial increase in the number of carshare vehicles in a neighborhood in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The goal was to explore, first, the impact on the demand for carshare services and, second, the impact on the socio-economic composition of netherlands greenwheels imagethe new carshare members. The results show a substantial increase in the number of carshare members, but little proof for the diversification hypothesis. While households interested in carshare membership had a different socio-economic profile from existing carshare members, the households that eventually became carshare members more closely resembled the existing members.

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The authors:

Karel Martens
(corresponding author)
Radboud University Nijmegen
Institute for Management Research
PO Box 9108, 6500HK, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
k.martens@fm.ru.nl
Tel +31-24-361-2740

William Sierzchula
Delft University of Technology
Department of Transport and Logistics
Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, the Netherlands
willsierzchula@yahoo.com
Tel + 31-15-2787-100

Sander Pasman
Radboud University Nijmegen
Institute for Management Research
PO Box 9108, 6500HK, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
sanderpasman@hotmail.com
Tel +31-24-361-2099

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One thought on “Broadening the market for carshare?

  1. I can’t claim to be knowledgeable about all the various carshare programs in the US. WRT the research study’s look at demographics, specifically low income takeup of the service, in Washington, DC, Zipcar has a relationship with the DC Housing Authority, so that Zipcars are available at various public housing projects. I don’t know if there has been a study of the use of these vehicles, impact on users, etc. I will try to find out.

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