A blueprint for survival through curtailment of demand is outlined using a transportation model system. Techniques available for reducing total energy demand in transportation include decreasing population size, increasing the price of gasoline, changing the "modal mix", or relative availability of different types of transportation systems, changing the spatial design of society to increase population density, increasing the interposition of places of work, living, shopping, and leisure by encouraging high-rise construction, and more efficient interaction between transportation systems and the structure and dynamics of society. Sensitivity analysis of energy consumption in transportation systems to different conservation strategies was examined using a statistical model that explains data and reflects plausible interactions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Davis

    Interdisciplinary Systems Group
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    National Science Foundation

    Engineeing and Applied Science, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • WATT, KEF
    • Lee, Jong Jae
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF-RA-E-73-617
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM