Monday, February 17, 2014

World's Best Carsharing International Bibliography

Some may argue this, be that as it may, but if you ask World Streets for our advice for a great place to go to start your research into and understanding of carsharing from its semiformal origins in the years immediately after the second world war up to today, we would say go right to the international bibliography which has been organized by our Canadian friends and outstanding carshare innovators Communauto.

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The Dark Ages - Before 1981


You have the first page of the bibliography covering the period before 1981. We call these the "Dark Ages" with a hint of irony. As you work your way through these references you will note but it was a period of great inventiveness. Turn to their online bibliography for hot links and references


Bendixson, T. and Richards, M.G./Alan M. Voorhees and Associates Ltd, 1976. “Witkar: Amsterdam's Self Drive Hire City Car”. Transportation 5, pp. 63-72.

d’Welles, Jacques, 1951. « À propos de circulation urbaine... ». Urbanisme, vol. 20, no. 11-12, p. 56. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage. · This document is available online in PDF, as well as in HTML, and GIF formats. [179 k]

Fishman, Leslie and Wabe, J. Stuart, 1969. "Restructuring the form of car ownership: A proposed solution to the problem of the motor car in the United Kingdom". Transportation Research, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 429-442. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage. · This document is available in PDF format. [4785 k]

Friedman, D., 1969. Public vehicle rental system: Determination of feasibility. Tiré de “Selected Proceedings of a Conference on Methods and Concepts of Forecasting Travel Demand for Future Systems”, Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Transportation Studies Center, Avril 1972, pp. 49-74. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

Kirby, R.F.; Bhatt, K.U.; Kemp, M.A.; McGillivray, R.G.; Wohl, M., 1974. Para-Transit: Neglected Options For Urban Mobility. The Urban Institute. Washington, D.C. 319 p.

Lewis, C. Beaumont, 1974. Self Drive Taxi Systems : A Preliminary Feasibility Study. Transport and Road Research Laboratory Department of the Environment Supplementary Report 38 UC, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 32 p. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

Magnan, René, 1977. Système urbain de transports individuels banalisés. Centre de recherche d'urbanisme, Editeur 4, Paris, 134 p. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

Oka, N., 1973. "Public-Use Private Transport". The Wheel Extended 2, no. 4, pp. 17-19. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

Reports of the Steering Group and Working Group appointed by the Minister of Transport, 1967. "Car for Cities - A study of trends in the design of vehicles with particular reference to their use in towns". Reports of the Steering Group and Working Group appointed by the Minister of Transport Appendix B. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

University of Pennsylvania, 1968. Minicar Transit System : Final Report on Phase I “Feasibility Study” Book -I- Summary. by University of Pennsylvania to Urban Mass Transportation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Contract PA-MTD- 8. 35 p. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage. · This document is available in PDF format. [7123 k]

University of Pennsylvania, 1970. Minicar Transit System : Final Report. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Center for Urban Research and Experimentation. · Quoted in Histoire de l'Auto-Partage.

University of Pennsylvania, 1972. Selected Proceedings of a Conference on Methods and Concepts of Forecasting Travel Demand for Future Systems. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Transportation Studies Center.

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About Communauto:

Since its founding in 1994, Communauto has emerged as the oldest and one of the largest car-sharing services on this side of the Atlantic. Among the largest companies of its kind in the world,  Communauto defines itself primarily as a business, with a social and environmental mission .

Thanks to its multiple attractions, more than 26 000 people in Quebec have already fallen in love with the formula. And all indications are that this is only the beginning : a survey every year reflects the high level of satisfaction of our users. And as it happens word of mouth has been so far the main driver of our development.

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