Multiplier and Transfer Effects of Car Sharing in Australia Ramirez, Mariano Jr en_US Nawangpalupi, Catharina en_US Tonkinwise, Cameron en_US 2021-11-25T12:31:55Z 2021-11-25T12:31:55Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract It is often assumed that members of car sharing organizations (CSOs) observe voluntary simplicity as a way of life, and that their philosophical and moralistic values revolve around avoiding unnecessary consumption. This paper presents some evidence showing that this conjecture is plausible. Almost 300 members of GoGet, Australia’s first and largest CSO, participated in an online survey that showed, among others, that 18% gave up their only car before joining and 74% of them do not consider to buy a car after joining. Sign-up data from the over 700 members also show that they have a significantly lower annual VKT (vehicle kilometers travelled) compared to the average Australian, and that their car travels have reduced since becoming a car-sharer. Email interviews further indicate the presenceof two phenomena resulting from their car sharing experiences, which we refer to as “multiplier effects” and “transfer effects”. We found that indirect sustainability gains flow from using car sharing that are beyond the sustainability of the specific domain the PSS was designed to make more sustainable; for instance, car-sharers tend to walk more and local shops benefit from car-sharing because people drive less. Moreover, there are signs that the skill and attitude changes learnt from the use of car sharing are somehow exported to other aspects of everyday life; thus, those who sign up for car sharing because of lack of capital or parking facilities find themselves more agreeable to sharing products in other aspects of their life, such as sharing toys and tools in special “libraries”. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange (SCORE!) Network en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable transport option en_US
dc.subject.other car-sharing en_US
dc.subject.other Transport Economics (340211) en_US
dc.subject.other Transportation not elsewhere classified (350499) en_US
dc.title Multiplier and Transfer Effects of Car Sharing in Australia en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.notePublic Original inactive link: en_US
unsw.description.publisherStatement Proceedings published by the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges (SCORE): en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Milan, Italy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName SCORE! Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange Expert Workshop and Conference en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Proceedings: Framework for Action for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the fields of Food, Mobility and Energy/Housing en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2007 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 12-31 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ramirez, Mariano Jr, Built Environment, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Nawangpalupi, Catharina, Built Environment, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Tonkinwise, Cameron, University of Technology Sydney en_US School of Built Environment *
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