Urban Transport Without the Hot Air: Volume 1: Sustainable Solutions for UK Cities
A Paperback edition by Steve Melia in English (Jun 4, 2015)
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Short Description: This book questions the misunderstandings that have influenced politicians, transport planners, and the general public, asking: Are governments trying to ?get us out of our cars??... Read more
This book questions the misunderstandings that have influenced politicians, transport planners, and the general public, asking: Are governments trying to ?get us out of our cars?? Is better public transport the solution to congestion in cities? What effect would more house building have on traffic and transport? Using seven British and European cities as case studies,Sustainable Transport Without the Hot Air finds solutions. Interviews with political leaders, such as Ken Livingstone; transport planners; and campaigners, including Bill Bryson, reveal some surprising conclusions to remedy urban transport problems.
- Steve Melia
- Without the Hot Air
- UIT Cambridge
- Publication date
- Jun 4, 2015
- Product dimensions
- 184 x 241 x 20mm
Foreword by Prof Phil Goodwin 1. The myths of urban transport Part 1: Myths and problems 2. The problem 3. "There has been a war on the motorist"4. "Roads and airports benefit the economy" 5. "All we need is better public transport" 6. "Car ownership isn't a problem - only car use" 7. "You'll never get people over here cycling like the dutch" 8. "The car can be a guest in our streets" 9. We are building too many flats" 10. Summary: myths, values and challenges Part 2: Sustainable Solutions 11. Four options for traffic in towns 12. European cities: inspiration and similarities 13. Carfree developments 14. London: the politics of bucking the trend 15. Progress in other British cities 16. What sort of cities do we want? 17. What can I do?