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Shared car (car club) systems in the USA

A study of active shared car (car club) systems in San Francisco (Park Merced) and University of Lafayette, Indiana.

Perhaps surprisingly, these shared car systems in the USA were amongst the very first such systems in the world. The Park Merced scheme was privately funded and managed by John Crain Associates. The Lafayette University scheme provided pool cars for University use, aimed at cutting staff commuting by car, but also testing the cost allocation necessary for a similar scheme to "go live" in a public (non-university) environment.

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Client(s)Funded by the Nuffield Foundation
Team(s)Tim Pharoah


Car club, shared cars, shared car ownership, sustainable transport