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Transport for suburbia : beyond the automobile age

Author: Paul Mees
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2010.
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"The need for effective public transport is greater than ever in the 21st century. With countries like China and India moving towards mass-automobility, we face the prospects of an environmental and urban health disaster unless alternatives are found. It is time to move beyond the automobile age. But while public transport has worked well in the dense cores of some big cities, the problem is that most residents of  Read more...
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Mees, Paul, 1961-
Transport for suburbia.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2010
(DLC) 2009018984
(OCoLC)323127161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Mees
ISBN: 9781849774659 184977465X 1844077403 9781844077403
OCLC Number: 593325545
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Public transport 101 --
The automobile age --
Beyond the automobile age --
The compact city --
Planning, markets and public transport --
Toronto and Melbourne revisited --
The busway solution --
The Zurich model --
Towards a general theory of public transport network planning --
Planning a network --
Every transit user is also a pedestrian --
The politics of public transport.
Responsibility: Paul Mees.

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Argues that the secret of 'European-style' public transport lies in a generalizable model of network planning that has worked in places as diverse as rural Switzerland, the Brazilian city of Curitiba  Read more...

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'The essential primer for all transport planners.' - Christian Wolmar, Transport Times '...tells a compelling story of what is wrong with public transit systems around the world and how transit can Read more...

 
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