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Breaking gridlock : moving toward transportation that works

Author: Jim Motavalli
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the face of skyrocketing gas prices and mind-numbing traffic, commuters' frustrations are at an all-time high. Addressing our seemingly overwhelming transportation woes, Breaking Gridlock explores a wide range of viable options for getting from here to there."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Motavalli, Jim.
Breaking gridlock.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 2001
(OCoLC)606646992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Motavalli
ISBN: 1578050391 9781578050390 157805091X 9781578050918
OCLC Number: 45845508
Description: x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Looking forward from the past --
We can't go on like this --
Sprawling out : highways to nowhere --
Transit cities --
Europe and America : different roads taken --
Rethinking the car : a future for fuel cells --
Greening the bus : next stop, sustainability --
On track with high-speed trains --
The future of flying --
The water route : a dream of fast ferries --
Moving forward.
Responsibility: Jim Motavalli.
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Abstract:

"In the face of skyrocketing gas prices and mind-numbing traffic, commuters' frustrations are at an all-time high. Addressing our seemingly overwhelming transportation woes, Breaking Gridlock explores a wide range of viable options for getting from here to there."

"In this book, Jim Motavalli - transportation expert and editor of E: The Environmental Magazine - looks at the present state of the U.S. transportation system and introduces the innovations, technology, and array of choices available for reenvisioning the system for the twenty-first century. He takes us to some of America's most traffic-plagued cities and suburbs, offering critiques of current transportation and suggesting models for the future. Along the way, he introduces us to inventors, traffic planners, environmentally conscious commuters, and passionate devotees of trains, ultra-light ferries, even personal "skycars"--People who are making creative contributions to ease the current congestion on our nation's highways."

"Offering practical ideas and innovative concepts, Breaking Gridlock makes a persuasive case for ending the stranglehold that cars have on our lives and for exploring alternatives that can help alleviate traffic, decrease sprawl, and reduce pollution."--Jacket.

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