TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PROMOTES ENERGY CONSERVATION

Energy-saving measures adopted by the New York City Traffic Department are outlined and the availability of information on the impact of the energy shortage is reviewed. The need is indicated for the establishment and maintenance of new sources of energy-related information. New York City statistics are discussed from which one may infer the measure of traffic operating within the city. Information on traffic volumes, automobile use, and mass transit use are discussed. The energy intensiveness of passenger and freight transport is considered as well as the costs of urban travel. The increase in automobile mileage and occupancy counts are also described. While the data confirms the correctness of major traffic engineering goals and methods, it also indicates the need for changes in emphasis and approach, and suggests areas where new flexibility and ingenuity may be required, or where energy conservation measures may inhibit existing trends. The need is indicated for financial resources to improve the urban street system. Traffic engineers should continue to serve the ideal of balanced transportation, advocating federal funding for both mass transit and highway projects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Karagheuzoff, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 9-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM