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Ride-sharing: A potential means to increase the quality and availability of motorised trips while discouraging private motor ownership in developing cities?

Marianne Vanderschuren and Jennifer Baufeldt

Research in Transportation Economics, 2018, vol. 69, issue C, 607-614

Abstract: Ride-sharing, although much older than many may think, has recently made a comeback through internet and smartphone (hailing) technology. The literature does not provide consensus regarding the (dis)benefits of ride-sharing. Furthermore, the limited number of studies identified are examples from the developed world, which are not necessarily transferable to the developing world context.

Keywords: South Africa; Ride-sharing; Uber; Accessibility; Transport services; Transport demand; Equality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 R4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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