TRAFFIC PLANNING IN AN ENERGY CRISIS. STAGGERING OF WORKING HOURS IN LARGER URBAN AREAS

TRAFIKPLANERING FOER ENERGIKRIS. SPRIDNING AV ARBETSTIDER I STOERRE TAETORTER

In the event of an energy crisis the public transport system has to be able to cope with the increase in work trip demand from people that normally use their own car to work. The estimated output increase potential of the public transport system is 30%, which is far below the expected 300% increase in work trip demand in an energy crisis. The one remaining possibility is to spread the travellers' working hours. This paper describes and presents the results of a study that was conducted in the city of Soedertaelje, Sweden. The purpose of the study was to determine the energy savings potential of spreading the travellers' work hours. A matrix of the total number of work trips was obtained from the public census, and the distribution of work hours was found from a questionnaire that was sent to firms in the area. The utilization and the reserve capacity of the public transport systems was obtained through observations. It was found, that by increasing the output by 30%, and changing the work day by half an hour for 3000 of the city's 20000 employees, it is possible to reduce the consumption of energy needed for work trips by 65%. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportnaemnden

    Box 2143
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1981 12:00AM