The study identifies and evaluates realistic and practical transport policy changes in New Zealand related to fuel saving. Covered briefly in a background chapter are: transport fuel users; fuel conservation in rail, sea, and air transport; social aspects of saving fuel; policy definition and summary of results; and cost-effectiveness of short-term conservation policies. Then the report addresses in detail road-transport policies that might save fuel since, in New Zealand, 89 percent of domestic fuel consumption is for road transport; 3 percent for rail, 3 percent for sea; and 5 percent for air transport. The road-transport policies are divided into five groups, with each successive group involving measures with greater restraints on personal mobility and lifestyle. Group I merely involves increased vehicle efficiency; Group II transfers to a different vehicle type or mode of travel; Group III increases vehicle loading; Group IV suppresses trip making, such as by substitution of personal travel with remote forms of communication; and Group V changes to urban and regional land use and transport structure to reduce transport volumes. (ERA citation 03:048189)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Sales Only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Beca, Carter, Hollings and Ferner Limited

    P.O. Box 6345
    Auckland,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 159 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM