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Title: Bicycle Promotion Plan

Abstract

The objective of this Bicycle Promotion Plan is to outline a set of recommendations and supporting strategies for implementation by the US DOE toward increased use of the bicycle for energy conservation. The recommendations are designed in such a way as to function in concert with: (1) bicycle programs administered by other Federal government agencies; and (2) related programs and activities already sponsored by DOE. The approach to preparation of the Plan involved a review of all current and planned bicycle promotion programs at the Federal level as well as a review of the array of lierature on the subject. The UniWorld project staff also interacted with several DOE program offices, in order to determine the extent to which they might appropriately contribute to the implementation of bicycle promotional efforts. A synthesis of all the information gathered was published in January of 1981 as a part of the project (The Bicycle Program Review). Based upon this information and an examination of the barriers to bicycle use identified by bicycle transportation specialists in the field, UniWorld developed a series of the most potentially effective recommendations and program strategies for implementation by DOE. The recommendations address activities that could be undertaken inmore » conjunction with existing DOE programs, new developments that might be considered to fulfill critical needs in the field, and interagency efforts that DOE could play a role in.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Uniworld Group, Inc., Bethesda, MD (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6574374
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6574374
Report Number(s):
DOE/IR/10999--1
DOE Contract Number:
AC01-80IR10999
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BICYCLES; NATIONAL PROGRAM PLANS; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; DESIGN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; GRANTS; IMPLEMENTATION; PLANNING; PUBLIC OPINION; RECOMMENDATIONS; US DOE; USES; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES 320203* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Land & Roadway

Citation Formats

Simone, G. A.. Bicycle Promotion Plan. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6574374.
Simone, G. A.. Bicycle Promotion Plan. United States. doi:10.2172/6574374.
Simone, G. A.. Mon . "Bicycle Promotion Plan". United States. doi:10.2172/6574374. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6574374.
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year = {Mon Mar 09 00:00:00 EST 1981},
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