The rapid rise in real petrol prices since the Autumn of 1973 is expected to reduce traffic to a level 10-15 percent below what it would otherwise have been. However, historically, traffic levels have been rising at an annual rate of 5 percent largely as a result of rising incomes. Thus, if prices do not continue to rise, a loss of some 2-3 years traffic growth followed thereafter by a resumption of growth at its old rate may be expected. Different trip purposes may be affected differently.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears in "Urban Traffic Models", which is a publication containing the Proceedings of Seminar N of the Summer Annual Meeting at University of Warwick, England during July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parish, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00148095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P122
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM