THE EFFICIENT USE OF ENERGY IN TRANSPORT. THE CONTRIBUTION OF URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING TECHNIQUES

Transport, either urban, inter-city or rural is a necessary though unproductive daily activity. Very large quantities of energy are used in moving people and goods from place to place. This energy consumption may be reduced through: (a) transport vehicles having increased efficiency in their use of energy, (b) maximum use of the more efficient vehicles, (c) the planned distribution of population and land use to minimize travel, and (d) the substitution of alternative means of communication to reduce the need for travel. While much is known about (a) and (b), it is only in recent years that the problems of (c) and (d) have been tackled on a comprehensive scale. Processes used in urban transportation studies are well suited for use in this type of planning. A comprehensive transportation study is an interdisciplinary study involving analysis of the relationships between the distribution of population and land use and the resulting movements of people and goods through an area. The relationships being basic are relatively stable and suitable for forecasting travel. With this type of study several different population and land use forecasts and their transport implications can be simulated and examined. As a result, it is possible to determine which types of population distribution are likely to encourage the least travel. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference on Energy Management, Sydney, Australia, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

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  • Authors:
    • Fouby, C L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1981 12:00AM