Car Sharing

Los Angeles to Pilot Electric and Hybrid Carsharing for Low-IncomeNeighborhoods (Shared Use Mobility Center, 2015). The 3-year program will put 100 hybrid and electric vehicles and more than 100 charging stations in lower-income communities in central Los Angeles. The goal is to recruit as many as 7,000 carsharing users who will take 1,000 privately owned cars off the road, either by selling ones they own or by not buying new ones. That, in turn, could reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. The program is a partnership between the city, the California Air Resources Board and the national Shared-Use Mobility Center, and it will be funded with $1.6 million from the state’s cap-and-trade system. Also, see this article.

Connecting Low Income People to Opportunity with Shared Mobility (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2014). Discusses bikeshare, carshare, and rideshare opportunities for individuals with limited income as well as barriers and advances with regard to those opportunities.

Making First/Last Mile Connections to Transit: How Carsharing and Bikesharing Programs are Improving Connectivity (National Center for Mobility Management, 2013). Looks at how car sharing and bike sharing programs are improving connectivity to transit.

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Shared Use Mobility Center. A public-interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including bike-sharing, car-sharing, ride-sharing and more) and help connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

Transportation Sustainability Research Center (University of California, Berkeley). Describes bike sharing and car sharing in the United States, Canada, and Europe.