Travel within urban areas accounted for about one-third of all the person miles of travel and about 5 Quads of energy in 1975. Two energy-saving strategies were designed for this sector that were aimed at minimal disruption to life-styles and the economy while achieving the reductions in aggregate energy, especially petroleum, consumption. These productive conservation strategies were tested in three typical cities; results were expanded to national urban totals and compared with results under a reference forecast of in-place policies. One strategy stressed group travel, whereas the other promoted individual travel. A scenario approach was used for projection of economic and social variables. Both strategies saved energy. Trips per person declined under the group travel strategy, which suggests that its greater energy savings were at the expense of some decrease in mobility. The impacts of environmental degradation and traffic fatalities were significantly different under the group travel strategy and were better than impacts under either the individual travel strategy or the in-place policy.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-48
  • Monograph Title: Technology assessment of productive conservation in urban transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309036720
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1988 12:00AM