AN ALTERNATIVE FUTURE FOR THE MOTORCAR

IN THE PAST, THE ADVERSE SIDE-EFFECTS OF MOTORIZATION (TRAFFIC CASUALTIES, SPOILED TOWN- AND LANDSCAPES) WERE REGARDED AS TOLERABLE. ALL BUT FULL MOTORIZATION WAS ALMOST UNIVERSALLY EXPERIENCED AS PLEASANT, AND THE MOTORWAY NETWORKS ASSOCIATED WITH IT SEEMED A LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE. LATER THE PROBLEMS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEPLETING RESOURCES WERE APPRECIATED. THE PROSPECT OF A SATURATED LEVEL OF CAR OWNERSHIP REPELS MANY PEOPLE. THERE IS A NEED TO RE-EXAMINE EXISTING FORECASTS. THIS RE-EXAMINATION IS CARRIED OUT UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS: CAR POPULATION FORECASTS, THE PATTERN OF VALUES AROUND THE PRIVATE CAR, AIR POLLUTION, NOISE NUISANCE, SAFETY ON THE ROAD, AUTOMATED MOTORWAYS, THE CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS AND FUELS, AND CAR OWNERSHIP AND USE. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stichting Centrum Voor Vervoersplanner

    16 Willem Dreeslaan
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hupkes, G
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM