AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ENERGY CONSERVATION POTENTIAL FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORT FIELD IN FRANCE. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN LAND TRANSPORT. PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR ENERGY, LUXEMBOURG, MAY 16-18, 1988

This article provides a brief description of the current energy situation in France, and presents evidence to show that most of the gasoline consumed is by local private transport (journeys to work or other local journeys by car). The reasons for this are presented and discussed. These include: (a) changes in land use, including the effect upon growing suburbanization upon the distances people travel to work, to school or to shopping areas; (b) changes in working practices, including lengths of lunch breaks, flexible working hours, or the provision of car parking; and (c) the presence or otherwise of adequate public transport. Methods to decrease car use and thereby increase energy conservation are also discussed. These include: (a) incorporation of energy saving initiatives into urban planning such as the provision of lower taxes for home sales to enable people to move nearer to their place of work; (b) changes in working practices such as staggered or flexible working hours to decrease peak time congestion; encouragement to remain at work over the lunch period rather than going home, and fewer employees parking lots; and (c) improvement in public transport. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 824263.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • ORFEUIL, J P
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-363-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM