The 1973–1975 energy crisis and its impact on transport

There are number of areas in which the events of 1973–75 continue to resonate with more recent developments. These include: 1. The motorist was a focus of particular attention in efforts to reduce fuel consumption; 2. There were few major differences between the two main political parties in their views and policies on the transport sector; 3. The events of the period had major practical impacts on transport policies and investments; 4. The differences of view on the potential impact of the crisis were wide; 5. Taxation policy was used as a component of demand management. Following examination of these areas, the paper considers what actually happened to traffic levels during and after the energy crisis and considers the lessons which this period may have for the present day.


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  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 01384810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:58PM