ENERGY CONSIDERATIONS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Energy consumption of urban transportation systems may soon be a major factor in planning--a situation which has not been explicity considered to the present. Urban transportation energy demand is expected to increase substantially and remain heavily dependent upon petroleum-based fuels. The modal-split models in this article establish what the choice should be to achieve a specified level of energy consumption and to define modal split to minimize energy consumption while satisfying accessibility standards. The article also proposed use of curves of energy use which vary with passenger load factors and modal-splits to analyze the energy consequences of alternative transportation plans, policies and programs.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

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    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Yunker, K R
    • Sinha, K C
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 571-592
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1981 12:00AM