ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENERGY CONSERVATION. PAPER 2 PASSENGER TRANSPORT: SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM CONSIDERATIONS

This discussion paper is a survey of passenger traffic, its energy usage, and their bearing on transport and energy policies. Energy usage is illustrated by some new statistics giving the primary energy consumption by passenger modes and types of traffic. Generally energy savings would result if passengers transferred to public transport. However the great superiority of the private car in terms of availability, convenience and flexibility counteracts this. Transport environmental and fiscal policies related to passenger transport often help to conserve energy. Some environmental pressures however tend to go the other way. Policies restricting financial help for public transport may result in short term transfer of passenger journeys to car using more energy. The private use of business cars on a subsidised basis is often likely to lead to a greater use of the car. /TRRL/

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Energy Paper 10 Monog Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM