REGIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF INCREASED ENERGY CONSERVATION. CHAPTER 4. TRANSPORT

REGIONALA KONSEKVENSER AV EN OEKAD ENERGIHUSHAALLNING KAPITEL 4. TRANSPORTER

The aim of this chapter is to study the long term effects of energy conservation on regional transport, under the headings of freight and passenger transport. The analysis was carried out with present statistics and forecasts as a basis. The analysis shows for (a) freight transport: (1) it is doubtful whether a decrease in freight transport as a consequence of decreased production affects the various regions, (2) a change from lorry to railway transport is not shown to have any marked effect, (3) relocation as a consequence of increased energy costs is likely to be inconsiderable as the transport costs tend to play a minor part in the choice of location. (b) passenger transport: a moderate increase of transport costs will have the following effects: (1) the extent of passenger transport would not be affected and consequently the regional effects would be small, (2) a change to more energy saving transport modes would have no considerable regional effects and (3) that the effect on relocation would be small. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gothenburg University, Sweden

    Kulturgeografiska Institutionen, Fack
    Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Koestner, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-19

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Memorandum Nr 71
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM