The energy crisis and its effects on transport is examined by each of the two authors from a different viewpoint. The practical questions of the pattern of fuel consumption, the sensitivity of travel modes to fuel price, and alternative fuels are discussed. In addition each author looks at planning objectives and the measures to be taken to achieve them in both the long and short-term. The long-term goals of both authors are similar but their suggestions for short-term measures are divergent with regard, for example, to both company cars and taxation. Both however see the day of bicycles and public transport to be near at hand. They conclude that transport policies and programmes are, as yet, ineffective but see hope that energy crises will stimulate government and regional policy makers to a more radical approach to transport planning investment. /TRRL/

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    Architecture and Planning Publications, Limited

    P.O. Box 135, 4 Catherine Street
    London WC2B 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, J
    • Barrell, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 38-40
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM