Individuals who have zero-interest in living in carsharing-facilitating neighbourhoods: A case study in the Netherlands

Juan Wang (Corresponding author), Gamze Z. Dane, Harry J.P. Timmermans

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Carsharing-facilitating neighbourhood refers to a development scheme to combine carsharing, sustainable transportation-residential planning and housing features to promote less private car use and improve residential environments. Since this concept is new, little is known about residents’ reactions. This study focuses on the individuals who indicated zero-interest in living in such neighbourhoods to discuss the influential factors and possible improvements for the concept. The analysis is based on a stated choice experiment conducted in densely populated areas in the Netherlands. According to the survey results, 25.4% of the respondents indicated zero-interest. A binary logistic regression was applied to understand internal influencing factors on individuals’ zero-interest. Accordingly, respondents’ social-demographics, travel habits and present housing conditions have significant influences on their zero-interest. Particularly, zero-interest residents are more likely to be males, have full-time jobs or not work, have no child, live in medium-sized cities, own large gardens, have no driving licence, often travel by private cars or metros rather than bikes. Besides, based on the unobserved factors indicated by these individuals, several issues can also lead to zero-interest, such as objection to top-down governance, doubt of the necessities to provide shared-cars by neighbourhood management and lack of disability design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2209-2225
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Issue number12
Early online date29 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Carsharing-facilitating neighbourhood
  • carsharing
  • zero-interest
  • stated-choice experiment
  • ; binary logistic regression
  • binary logistic regression


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