IN PRAISE OF BIKERS, HIKERS, AND CROWDED CARS

The energy requirements for automobiles in 1968 added up to 16,000 trillion Btu, 50% of which was consumed directly as gasoline. Enormous energy savings could be obtained by walking or the use of bicycles, buses, and railroads. The energy efficiency of cars could be increased by using smaller cars with lower horsepower, carrying more passengers, and driving at lower speeds. Because our oil imports are increasing rapidly, oil production causes environmental prlblems, and the world supply of petroleum is limited, changes in the present mode of passenger transportation should be considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Listed in 'Energy Research and Technology', NSF 75-6, May 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Museum of Natural History

    Central Park West at 79th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10024
  • Authors:
    • HIRST, E
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-16
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM