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Transport For Suburbia: Beyond The Automobile Age

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The need for effective public transport is greater than ever in the twenty-first 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 ...more
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published December 16th 2009 by Earthscan Publications (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jake-o Lantern
Sep 16, 2012 Jake-o Lantern rated it it was amazing
Shelves: town-planning
TLDR: Planners, read this book.

Transport planning or lack thereof effects everyone. Good transit systems improve the liveability and environmental impact of every rural and urban area. If you are a transport planner, environmentalist, economist or just an enthusiast, you must read this book.

Mees' analysis of some of the best and worst public transport systems in western nations is more than insightful - for many failing cities this book is a revolution. Setting his sights away from the ultra hi
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Jul 30, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chris by: Straphanger
Shelves: transport-cities
This book offers a theory on how to properly build public transport in the suburbs.

It starts by pointing out the fallacy that low density is an insurmountable barrier to building decent public transport networks.

Mees then explains the real reasons that public transport is unpopular in the suburbs and what to do about it. (E.g. He insists on building multi-modal, high-frequency, integrated networks that remove barriers from transferring between vehicles.)

He also discusses the various public and p
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