This paper is concerned with policy analysis and largely with the social acceptability dimension. It focuses on a specific policy issue: energy conservation in urban transportation. The purpose is to examine the implications of the more subjective considerations in policy development and to suggest a means for including these dimensions in the larger policy development process. The process described, furthermore, represents an attempt to provide evaluative information to public decision makers in a form and content responsive to their needs. The process is based on two assumptions. One is that data and their analysis should be open rather than closed. The second assumption is that public policy making has an essential linking function between the society and its decision making. Because of matters of social concern attitudes and values determine the acceptability of policy alternatives, some measures of these attitudes and values are essential criteria for the policy making process.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 35-37
  • Monograph Title: Perception and values in travel demand
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  • Accession Number: 00145328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025613
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM