Portland has had a car-sharing program for approximately one year. While experts are still analyzing the numbers and what they mean for U-Car Share in Maine, here's some raw data, brought to you courtesy of Excel spreadsheets (I remember how to find averages! thanks college!) and transportation advocate/city councilor Kevin Donoghue:
The most important info, though, is that U-Car Share in Portland reached 14 percent utilization (the percent of available
hours used) in its first year. The goal is 40 percent -- with each
vehicle being used for about 10 hours per day. Single-occupancy-vehicle shunners will have to figure out how to up that percentage.