Two surveys on the actual use of personal cars in cities by the general public and by families who own more than one car lay the groundwork for a feasibility study of personal urban vehicles. The data analysis will classify the users of actual vehicles and the usage of each type of vehicle. A cost analysis will identify potential markets; possible substitution is simulated and the impact on the environment is evaluated. The reasons for the success of the bicycle in the Netherlands are analysed; the Dutch bike is of functional design and well fitted to the geography and the high density population. It does not bear any social mark down and enjoys special lanes and traffic signals. Also shown is an abstract of the second symposium on the promotion of low pollution systems for automobiles. The U.S., France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and West Germany have agreed to share information on the improvements of conventional engines, novel engines, and new fuels.
Institute of Transport ResearchAvenue du General Malleret-Joinville, Arcueil
Val de Marne, 94, France
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automobile ownership; Bicycles; Costs; Emission control systems; Environmental impacts; Foreign; Motor vehicles; Ownership; Private transportation; Urban transportation; Vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Urbanized vehicles; User characteristics
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Environment; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00072117
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM