The case for conserving petroleum energy in transportation is presented and the need for government policies to achieve desired conservation goals is established. Energy conservation is only one of many objectives in transport planning and policy, and conservation measures must therefore be evaluated in the context of other objectives. The most promising areas for transport energy conservation are identified, and selected policy measures are evaluated. In order to achieve the most significant impacts, petroleum conservation measures should be directed primarily at the private car. The car has considerable potential to adapt to the needs for energy conservation, and offers the most important option for conserving transport energy without impinging on people's travel patterns and preferences. (A) /TRRL/

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    • From the Papers of the Fifth Australian Transport Research Forum, Sydney, April 18-20, 1979.
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    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquarie Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 

    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquaire Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • SCHOU, K
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM