You’ll never share alone: Analyzing carsharing user behavior

You’ll never share alone: Analyzing carsharing user behavior

The rapidly developing concept of carsharing is an essential and scalable part of sustainable, multimodal mobility in urban environments. There is a clear need for carsharing operators to understand their users and how they use different transportation modes to intensify the development of carsharing and its positive impacts on the environment and urban cohabitation. The researchers foster this understanding by analyzing usage data of carsharing in a medium-sized German city. They compare user groups based on individual characteristics and their carsharing usage behavior. They focus on a station-based two-way carsharing scheme and its relation to free-floating carsharing. 

Key findings

   Free floating car share is more likely a substitute of other modes of transportation, while station based primarily substitutes private cars.

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