Car sharing as an alternative to car ownership: opportunities for carsharing organizations and low-income communities

dc.contributor.advisorMueller, Elizabeth J.
dc.contributor.advisorGreenberg, Sherri
dc.creatorSanchez, Alvan-Bidal Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T16:00:25Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T16:00:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2016
dc.date.updated2016-10-11T16:00:26Z
dc.description.abstractCar sharing organizations (CSOs) have established themselves as a formal mode of transportation across the United States. These systems purport to offer their members the benefits of a private vehicle, without any of the accompanying pitfalls. Despite these benefits, low-income individuals are less likely to be a member of a CSO than higher-income individuals. This paper synthesizes the major transportation issues facing low-income individuals, explores possible opportunities between CSOs and low-income communities, and examines 7 CSOs for best practice in encouraging participation by low-income individuals. The findings show that when viewed as one piece of the transportation puzzle, CSOs can fill gaps in the transportation system and provide numerous benefits. With community partnerships, innovative solutions, and active outreach, CSOs can broaden awareness of carshare systems and facilitate increased usage among low-income individuals.
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.description.departmentPublic Affairs
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2K649V2T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/41565
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCarshare
dc.subjectCarsharing
dc.subjectSharing
dc.subjectOwnership
dc.subjectLow-income
dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectTransportation
dc.subjectCSO
dc.titleCar sharing as an alternative to car ownership: opportunities for carsharing organizations and low-income communities
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Affairs
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and regional planning
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Affairs
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
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