ESTIMATING TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF RESIDENTIAL LAND TYPES

A demonstration project to examine the relationships of residential land use development and transportation related energy consumption is reported. Simple factors were developed for transportation energy consumption per dwelling unit for differing residential land use densities and locations in Dane County, Wisconsin. The process used to develop these factors is described. The process used to report these energy consumption factors and impacts to the public, local officials and implementing agency officials is also described. The results of the study include trip frequency rates, average trip length, annual vehicle miles travelled, the gallons of fuel consumed and the costs of that fuel. These factors are produced for single family and multi-family dwelling units and is presented in 2 categories: community class (towns, villages, 4th class cities, and City of Madison), and geographic area (rural, satellite communities, central urban area). A before-and-after survey of key officials revealed that the study served to increase their overall level of awareness by 20%.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dane County Regional Planning Commission

    210 Monona Avenue, City-County Building, Room 114
    Madison, WI  United States  53709

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Technology Sharing Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1983-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-83-26 Final Rpt., HS-037 214
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2003 12:00AM