ERIC Number: ED100255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Some Transportation Alternatives for Commuter Colleges and Universities.
Hardwick, Mark W.; Kazlo, Martha P.
This document is written in an effort to urge commuter colleges and universities to use their technical expertise in solving the automobile problem, which adds to the congestion and pollution in college communities. It has become a necessity that colleges and universities begin to explore ways to offer a variety of less expensive transportation alternatives to the student. Mass transit, carpools, buspools, and the bicycle are some of the alternatives to be considered. Carpooling is the best method available to reduce the transportation expenses of commuter students. It can also help to alleviate the traffic congestion, pollution, and parking problems on each campus. This careful carpool package has been designed to provide some hints on how to start an efficient carpool system at higher education institutions. Included in this packet are sections covering: publicity and recruitment for carpools, incentives for carpooling, carpool promotion at the University of Maryland, matching riders, matching geographical areas, informing commuters of prospective carpool participants, resources on carpools, campus bus systems, bicycle systems, a sample survey to investigate transportation patterns, and a sample survey to investigate the feasibility of a bicycle system. (Author/PG)
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Sponsor: American Oil Co., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs, College Park, MD.