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A Survey Of Carsharing Preferences

By By Je Abraham and Je Abraham

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A survey of attitudes to carsharing is described. Stated response techniques were used, with respondents asked to make various choices between hypothetical alternatives and to indicate how they would behave in hypothetical situations. This provided a rich but inexpensive set of data on the preferences and predicted behaviour of people in Calgary, Canada who generally had no prior experience with carsharing. The impacts of various service attributes on the overall attractiveness of carsharing are shown, allowing different service options to be compared as to their attractiveness. Various socio-economic and neighbourhood characteristics were found to strongly influence the choice of whether to car share. The survey results have already directly influenced an organization that plans to implement car sharing in Calgary. KEY WORDS car sharing; stated response; stated preference; Calgary, Canada Abraham page 1 1. INTRODUCTION A car sharing service makes vehicles available in a way that fa..

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Year: 2007
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