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Human transit : how clearer thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our lives

Author: Jarrett Walker; et al
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2012
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Public transit is a tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. This title supplies the basic tools, the  Read more...

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Human transit.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011026554
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jarrett Walker; et al
ISBN: 9781597269711 1597269719 9781597269728 1597269727 9781610911740 1610911741
OCLC Number: 897107674
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 p.) illustrations, maps
Contents: What transit is and does --
What makes transit useful? Seven demands and how transit serves them --
Five paths to confusion --
Lines, loops, and longing --
Touching the city: stops and stations --
Peak or all day? --
Frequency is freedom --
The obstacle course: speed, delay, and reliability --
Density distractions --
Ridership or coverage? The challenge of service allocation --
Can fares be fair? --
Connections or complexity? --
From connections to networks to places --
Be on the way! Transit implications of location choice --
On the boulevard --
Take the long view
Responsibility: Jarrett Walker ; illustrations by Eric Orozco ... [et al.]

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