Impact of car share on household car ownership: empirical evidence from Melbourne, Australia

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Car sharing has been available in Australian cities since the early 2000s. While international studies show that car sharing leads to reduced dependence on personal cars (Martin et al., 2010, Lane, 2005), Australian academic research is missing. This paper is based on an electronic questionnaire survey of car share members (n=651) and non-members (n=290) in Melbourne, Australia. The study found that car share leads to a net reduction in car ownership among members. Car share members, specially fleet based car share members, own significantly fewer cars than nonmembers. These results are relevant for guiding future policy regarding this emerging form of transportation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2019 - Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 20192 Oct 2019
Conference number: 41st (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2019
Abbreviated titleATRF 2019
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