How car sharing services change transportation preferences.

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The University of California, Berkeley recently surveyed members of the car2go car sharing service to assess whether it has changed their driving habits and car ownership rates. They found that each shared car2go vehicle removed as many as 11 private cars from the road. The study also found that the majority of car2go members walk more frequently and use public transport and taxis less frequently. The authors suggest that car sharing services could be expanded from the inner city to low-density areas as a way to connect more people to public transport. Might this approach help reduce private car ownership levels in Melbourne’s growth areas?

Click here to read more on this research on The Atlantic's CityLab website.

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