Carsharing

Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook – Summer 2014

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Cohen
2014

In October 2013, TSRC hosted the inaugural Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco, a two-day event facilitating a lively dialogue among mobility providers, policymakers, governmental agencies, non-profits, affiliated industries, technologists, academics, and other stakeholders on the current state of the practice, opportunities, and obstacles to market expansion in the fields of carsharing, public bikesharing, ridesharing, ondemand ride services, employer shuttles, and related sharing economy affiliates.

Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook – Fall 2014

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Cohen
2014

Two large all electric carsharing programs will be launching in Las Vegas, Nevada and Indianapolis, Indiana in 2014-2015.

Electric Carsharing in Underserved Communities (Greenlining Institute)

Vien Truong and Joel Espino
2015

The transportation sector accounts for 38 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, the largest source of pollution in the state. Four out of 10 Californians live close to a freeway or busy road. As a result, Californians face an increased risk of asthma, cancer and other pollution-related health hazards. There are now twice as many people dying from trafficrelated pollution as from traffic related accidents.

Mobility and the Sharing Economy: Impacts Synopsis – Spring 2015

Susan Shaheen, PhD, and Nelson Chan
2015

Shared-use mobility includes carsharing, personal vehicle sharing (or peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing), bikesharing, scooter sharing, shuttle services, ridesharing, and on-demand ride services. It can also include commercial delivery vehicles providing flexible goods movement. Shared-use mobility has had a transformative impact on many global cities by enhancing transportation accessibility while simultaneously reducing ownership of personal automobiles.

Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook – Summer 2015

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Cohen
2015

Since 1994, 83 carsharing programs have been deployed in the Americas — 45 are operational and 38 defunct. As of January 1, 2015, there were 20 active programs in Canada, 23 in the United States (U.S.), one program in Mexico, and one in Braziltotaling approximately 1,529,811 carsharing members sharing 22,134 vehicles in the Americas. The three largest carsharing operators in the U.S. and Canada support 95.9% and 83.2% of the total membership, respectively. Only one operator provides service in both Mexico and Brazil.

Information Brief: Carsharing for Business – Zipcar Case Study & Impact Analysis

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Stocker
2015

Business carsharing (or corporate carsharing) is a form of carsharing that enables commercial businesses to reduce or eliminate private vehicle eets typically maintained for business purposes. It may provide exclusive-use vehicles to clients that are shared among employees and departments or it may offer shared vehicles where the client accesses the vehicles as part of a larger carsharing eet (i.e., employees use the same vehicles that are shared by individuals and/or other business members) (Shaheen and Cohen, 2012).

Shared Mobility: Definitions, Industry Developments, and Early Understanding

Susan Shaheen, Nelson Chan, Apaar Bansal, and Adam Cohen
2015

Shared mobility – the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other mode – is an innovative transportation strategy that enables users to gain short-term access to transportation modes on an “as-needed” basis. The term shared mobilityincludes various forms of carsharing, bikesharing, ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), and on-demand ride services. It can also include alternative transit services, such as paratransit, shuttles, and private transit services, called microtransit, which can supplement fixed-route bus and rail services.

Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook – Winter 2016

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Cohen
2016

As of October 2014, carsharing was operating in 33 countries, five continents, and an estimated 1,531 cities with approximately 4.8 million members sharing over 104,000 vehicles. Europe, the largest carsharing region measured by membership, accounts for 46% of worldwide membership and 56% of global fleets deployed. The world’s second largest carsharing market, North America, accounts for 34% of worldwide members and 23% of vehicle fleets. In 2014, Mexico maintained the highest member-vehicle ratios (131:1), followed by 107:1 in Italy. 

Multimobility and Sharing Economy: Shaping the Future Market Through Policy and Research

Susan Shaheen, Adam Stocker, Abhinav Bhattacharyya
2016

TRB’s E-Circular 210: Multimobility and Sharing Economy: Shaping the Future Market Through Policy and Research Multimodal explores the results of a workshop that focused on new developments in the shared-mobility sphere, the use of smartphones in pushing the goal of shared mobility forward, and on rural and suburban mobility problems. It also raised the issue of equity for paratransit options in relation to innovative transportation modes and touched on strategies that could foster an environment of increased inclusion.