Reducing Greenhouse Emissions and Fuel Consumption

This paper presents an examination of three strategies intended to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The authors first provide an overview on global climate change and climate change policies since the early 1990s. Engine technologies and fuels are next described as a key supply-side strategy to reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption. Nine Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies, consisting of a mix of supply and demand management approaches, are then discussed. These include: traffic signal control, ramp metering, automated speed enforcement, incident management, electronic collection, traveler information, bus rapid transit, weigh-in-motion, and vehicle control. This is followed by a look at nine mobility management strategies, involving demand-side approaches aimed at changing behavior. These strategies include: car sharing, ridesharing, park-and-ride facilities, parking cash out, smart cards, telecommuting, low-speed modes, smart growth and transit villages, and road pricing.

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  • Authors:
    • Shaheen, Susan A
    • Lipman, Timothy E
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-20
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2007 2:08PM