Car-sharing Solutions for Budapest

Car-sharing Solutions for Budapest


Csaba OROSZ, Budapest University of Technology, Department of Higway and Railway Engineering


Car-sharing Solutions for Budapest
Orosz, C

Joining the efforts of the new Transport Development Plan of Budapest this study deals with the real potential of car-sharing.


Car-sharing Solutions for Budapest

Options for Scenarios, for the Area Covered and for Public Involvement

Orosz, C
abstract to ETC 2015 Frankfurt

Car-sharing is more and more common in the developed world. According to
Shaheen and Cohen (2013) the number of users has increased from 346 thousand people (2006) to 1,8 million people (2012). The number of vehicles has changed from 12 thousand vehicles to 44 thousand vehicles. [Also the period 2006-2012]

Joining the efforts of the new Transport Development Plan of Budapest [“Mór BALÁZS Plan” by BKK – 2014] this study deals with the role and the real potential of car-sharing. Decisions are not made yet, but the most important investigations have been finished. The main conclusions are the following in February 2015:
a) The area covered can be about 211km2 [~40% of the total area of Budapest; - 525 km2]. 1,1 million inhabitants live within this area. [The total for Budapest is 1,7 million people.]

b) We expect about 40thousand users in a year. Some 500-530 vehicles could serve this amount of transport demand. About 5500 households may reduce their car-ownership as an effect. Most users are expected to be 21-39 years young people. [Having university degrees and most of them living in small households.]

c) Preliminary results show, that car-sharing trips can cover about 0,5-1,0% of the total trips in Budapest. This is a small amount. However this small ratio gives a good example to other people, and reduces „CAR-DEPENDENCE” of inhabitants. We also expect, that car-sharing will work together with more and more common cycling trips.

d) A number of other subalternatives will also be shown in the final paper. [Type of vehicles, environmental characteristics, free floating or station based system, market driven tariffs or some public influence, etc.

Calculations will be shown about the total environmental effects, the potential modal split change. Some international comparisons – Vienna, - Munich, Berlin, Stuttgart will be upgraded and will include 2013-2014 facts.

Author: Csaba OROSZ (PhD) MSc in Civil Eng, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Dept of Highway and Railway Engineering. Valuable inputs from Samu BALOGH, András KOVÁCS and Zoltán SOÓS.


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