URBAN TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT (UTM) AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION - A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE

This paper reports on the potential energy savings that are likely to result from UTM measures. Throughout the paper the term transport is used in preference to traffic (eg, urban traffic management) to reflect a broader range of measures than are usually associated with traffic management (eg, those measures which have a direct impact on modal choice decisions such as public transport fares policy). The main objectives of UTM and the range of measures, either adopted or proposed, to achieve those objectives are reviewed and the problems associated with the quantification of energy impacts of UTM measures are highlighted. This is followed by the quantification of the energy impacts of traffic engineering and demand management measures such as traffic signal coordination, speed limits, bus priority measures, cordon restraint, parking controls, car pooling and public transport incentives. It is concluded that most management measures, which are practically and politically feasible at present, have very limited fuel saving potential at the national level. However, computer controlled traffic coordination offers a very cost effective means of savings in urban fuel consumption. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Adelaide

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Adelaide, South Australia  Australia  5005
  • Authors:
    • Ferreira, L J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 60
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM