A number of studies indicate that car sharing members use public transit, walk and bicycle at higher rates that the general population. This paper provides a summary of the impact of car sharing on walking behavior from recent studies and from some original research of car share members.
In January 1997 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality contracted with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and its consultants to conduct a Market Feasibility and Business Planning Study for Car Sharing Mobility Services in Portland, Oregon.
In September 2000 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality piloted a program to provide alternative transportation incentives to owners that scraped vehicles that did not pass DEQ emissions inspections.
In April 2000 the Oregon Department of Transportation worked with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for a one-year public service campaign on bicycle safety through a series of six 30-second television spots.
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