Invitation: A New Moment for Carsharing in the Netherlands

Netherlands Witkar - Luud drivingThis week we completed the working report for the Dutch government, under the title: Going Dutch: A New Moment for  Carsharing in the Netherlands.  Over the remainder of this month we and the organisers are holding workshops and review sessions,presenting, discussing and critiquing the complete working draft.  The English version of the draft is now available for peer review and comment, so if you wish to have a look and be part of the process, please get in touch with the principal author via eric.britton@ecoplan.org.  Here you have the full contents of the report.

Going Dutch: A New Moment for Carsharing in the Netherlands

Table of Contents 

  • Preface
  • Greetings To The Dutch Reader
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive Summary
  • * Intermezzo: World Carshare Timeline:  1948 – 2014
    1. CARSHARING IN AN AGE OF TURBULENCE
  • The World Climate Emergency
  • Old Mobility: Gross Systemic Inefficiency and High Costs
  • (Not) Serving The Transportation Majority.
  • The Future of the Car
  • The Car in the City
  • Expanding The New Mobility Mix
  • Cities Showing the Way
  •      * Intermezzo: Does carsharing promote sustainable economic growth?
    1. CARSHARING : THE BIG PICTURE
  • Reality Check: Carsharing — A % solution (and why it is a critical %) *
  • The Changing World of Carsharing
  • Endogenous Changes
  • Exogenous Structural Changes Transforms the sector
  •      * Intermezzo: Three questions from Socio-Economic Board
    1. .A NEW MOMENT FOR CARSHARING IN THE NETHERLANDS
  • The Outlook back in  2003
  • Dutch organizations dealing with carsharing
  • CROW-KpVV Overview of Carsharing Trends
  • New forms of carsharing in the Netherlands
  • Carshare Operators in  2014
  •      * Intermezzo: Rural carshare project : A thinking exercise
    1. UTRECHT CARSHARE ROUNDTABLE
  • Agenda
  • Questions to the Roundtable
  • Observations and Conclusions
  •         * Intermezzo: Message of the Roundtable
    1. ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
  • International Organizations
  • How and why can national government help?
  • Cities and local government
  •         * Intermezzo: A Shared Vision
    1. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Action Recommendations to Ministry
  • A National Carsharing Knowledge Platform
  • Fall Workshop And Advisory Forum
  • National Carsharing Label/Standard
  • Pioneer cities
  • Rural Carsharing
  • Collaborative European Project (Horizon )
  • CROW/KpVV Carsharing Annual Prize Award
  •       * Intermezzo: Carsharing : Greater Happiness For All?

ANNEXES

    1. European Union Support
    2. Utrecht Roundtable Participants
    3. Paris Carsharing Label
    4. Recommended reading on Carsharing in the Netherlands
    5. Readers and Contributors
    6. About the author
    7. Index of Names and Key Terms

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CROW/KpVV:  (Kennisplatform Verkeer en Vervoer –Knowledge Platform for Mobility and Transport). Supports local and regional authorities in their efforts to develop and implement mobility and transport policy by providing practical know-how, reports, guidelines, meetings, and networks.

EcoPlan: An independent advisory network and NGO providing strategic counsel for government and industry in the areas of economic development, sustainable transport and sustainable cities. Publisher of World Streets: the Politics of Transport in Cities.

  • Contact: Eric Britton, MD. EcoPlan International. 9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France
  1. +336 5088 0787 Skype: newmobility   E. eric.britton@ecoplan.org

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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