This report is mainly concerned with measures which may bring about energy savings in the short and medium terms without significant adverse effects as regards to mobility and quality of service to the user. Three types of measures can be taken to reduce energy consumption in urban transport: Measures which have been adopted in member countries; measures which have been considered for adoption but which were not implemented; and, those measures which are currently under study for future adoption. The potential for energy conservation in road transport in view of current travel habits and the desire to retain or improve current levels of mobility are examined. The effect of energy conservation measures upon other spheres of activity and the effects of efforts to conserve energy in certain related activities upon road transport are also briefly studied. Energy conservation may also be achieved through engineering measures related to vehicle design and operations and also through long-range land use and socio-economic activity arrangements. A ranking of energy conservation measures on the basis of their impact. This information, together with conclusions and recommendations for future work, is directed toward providing policy makers with factual information regarding future actions to be taken to conserve the limited petroleum resources.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by an OCED Road Research Group.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1981 12:00AM