Title

RANDOM RIDES--A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE MORE EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF URBAN ROADS

Authors

D B. Rathbone

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1985

Subject Area

planning - service rationalisation, ridership - commuting, place - urban, place - cbd, place - low density, mode - bus

Keywords

Urban highways, Suburbs, Savings, Ridesharing, Random rides, Downtowns, Commuting, City centers, Central business districts

Abstract

Random rides is a new mode that has the potential to significantly increase the person-carrying capacity of roads. This will save millions of dollars in committed urban road projects. It can also reduce the capacity requirements for urban bus services during the peak periods. A reduction in the capacity requirements for urban bus services can, in turn, reduce the operating losses of bus services. Random rides can operate effectively and efficiently between low-density suburban areas the the CBD of these areas. The random ride scheme has significant advantages over carpools, jitneys, taxis, and bus transport operating in low density areas.