"Why drive a full-sized automobile if one commutes to work alone?"
"Why build road networks to support the use of full-size vehicles if many of those vehicles are single occupant?"
Booz-Allen & Hamilton, August 1, 1992

Research dating back to 1990 was conducted into the potential of using a narrow single occupant vehicle as a means to increasing the capacity on existing roads as well as other areas such as parking and reducing emissions. This past work as well as the most recent study conducted in 2011 by the
Transport & Mobility Leuven and the University of Leuven forms the comprehensive body of research that supports a 25% modal transport shift from full sized vehicles to Narrow Electric Microcars to get motorway traffic moving at peak times.

MORE POWERED TWO-WHEELERS WOULD EASE CONGESTION

10% more motorcycles used for commuting equal to 40% less traffic jams, concludes a study conducted by Transport & Mobility Leuven
BRUSSELS, 26.9.2011

COMMUTER CARS AND CONGESTION: THE IMPACT OF THE TANGO F ON FREEWAY PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS AND PARKING CAPACITY

Patrick J. Balducci, Pacific Northwest

National Laboratory, Richland, WA.
July 23, 2003

 

TOMMOROWS TRANSPORTATION:CHANGING CITIES, ECONOMIES AND LIVES
William L. Garrison & Jerry D. Ward

2000


CALIFORNIA PATH PROGRAM

INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Studies of Road Infrastructure

Requirements for Small Innovative Vehicles

William L. Garrison

November 1993

 

BENEFIT AND COST IMPACTS OF IMPLEMENTING COMMUTER CARS IN CALIFORNIA

INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Booz-Allen & Hamilton

August 30, 1993

 

STUDY OF ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR INNOVATIVE VEHICLES

INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Booz-Allen & Hamilton

August 1, 1992


LEAN MACHINES:PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS

Program on Advanced Technology for the Highway

INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

William L Garrison , Mark E Pitstick

July 1990