This report presents some examples of calculations in order to investigate the connection between different forms of traffic planning and energy consumption. During recent years questions concerning efficient management of energy resources have increasingly come to the attention of researchers in various fields. One field of particular interest is the transportation sector, which is responsible for 15% of the total oil consumption in Sweden. The private car has by far the greatest fuel consumption, and transferring passengers from private cars to buses and other public transport would result not only in less fuel consumption, but would bring other welfare benefits as well. In the examples presented in the report, estimates are made of the changes in fuel consumption to be expected from such measures - or assumptions - as: 50% or 100% increase of bus travel; introduction of bus lanes; rerouting of traffic from the city center; introduction of zones for pedestrians. The study was conducted in gaevle (population 90000), Sweden and detailed account of the city's traffic environment is given in the report. /TRRL/

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    Swedish Council for Building Research

    St Goergansgatan 66, Box 27063
    S-11230 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Kjellin, B
    • Skagersjoe, B
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00189659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rapport R51:1978 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1981 12:00AM