The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport: Second Edition
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Cecil Bothwell said Why tomorrow's roads will be less crowded - and what to do about that. This should be required reading for every traffic engineer, every city planner, every transit manager, every municipal official anyone in a position to affect the future of our transportation networks. We are past peak driving, we are past peak road-lanes, we are headed (and quickly) to a very different wheeled world. A brief read, well documented, and full of hope.. "read this if you want insight into the automotive transportation system" according to E. Crandall. I strongly recommend this one if you have any interest in transportation. There is far too much folklore on the subject and it is easy to get lost in the weeds. The standard approach would be a lengthy book, but the authors wisely decided to distill their work down to a short and very readable piece. I won't go into a detailed review other than note it will only take you a ni. Spot on and very well written. Several short and Walker A. Angell Spot on and very well written. Several short and very readable chapters make it much more approachable than many longer and much more in-depth tomes.
He holds the Richard P. Levinson has authored or edited several books including The Transportation Experience (with William Garrison) and Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport (with Kevin Krizek) and numerous peer reviewed articles. About the AuthorDavid M. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation. Levinson is Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota and directs the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems research group. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.. He holds the Richard P. Levinson is Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota and directs the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems research group. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation. Levinson
We then unfold a framework to think more broadly about concepts of transport and accessibility. You will hopefully appreciate what is new about transport discussions and how definitions of accessibility are being reframed. We depict a transport context in most communities where new opportunities are created by the collision of slow, medium, and fast moving technologies. We discuss large scale trends that are revolutionizing the transport landscape: electrification, automation, the sharing economy, and big data. You will be provided with new ways of thinking about the planning of transport infrastructure that coincide with this changing landscape. By the end of this book (today, if you so choose) you will appreciate the changing times in which you live. Based on all of this, the final chapters offer strategies to shape the future of infrastructure needs and priorities.We aim for a quick read—and to encourage you and other readers to think outside your immediate realm. In this book we propose the welcome notion that traffic—as most people have come to know it—is ending an