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Urban Transport without the hot air: Volume 1: Sustainable solutions for UK cities - without the hot air (Paperback)
  • Urban Transport without the hot air: Volume 1: Sustainable solutions for UK cities - without the hot air (Paperback)

Urban Transport without the hot air: Volume 1: Sustainable solutions for UK cities - without the hot air (Paperback)

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Published: 04/06/2015
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The UK population will reach 70 million by 2027. How will all these people get around? Is building more, wider roads really the solution?

If you've ever studied, worked in or used transport, there's a good chance you'll have stopped one day and asked yourself ‘why?‘. With population numbers rising and more than three-quarters of the British population living in urban areas, cities are becoming congested – and the air increasingly stinky!

In Volume 1 of Urban Transport without the hot air, transport and planning specialist Steve Melia dispels long-standing myths surrounding transportation issues in the United Kingdom. From car ownership, public transport and cycling to airports and the belief that we're building too many flats, he discusses the challenges and values of urban planning.

This is also a practical book filled with sustainable solutions to improve the future of our transport system. By drawing on the experience of London, Bristol, Cambridge and other European towns, Steve argues that we can create cleaner and more pleasant places to live, and a more sustainable economy. It also includes evidence from both Steve's research, and studies carried out by respected academics and experts, providing reliable and informative insights on urban living.

Persuasive and accessibly written, and is a must-read for anyone interested or involved in transport and urban planning.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781906860264
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 241 x 184 x 20 mm

Like the whole ’Without the Hot Air’ series, Urban Transport is a sensible, sober, highly readable, most welcome addition to a vital debate. Reducing our dependence on motor traffic is not only good for the environment, it’s good for us too – and this exciting, evidence-based analysis shows where and how it’s already being done. Phil Goodwin’s Foreword raises the question of how we should sequence the components of a sustainable transport policy, if unable to afford all at once. To this I would add the question how we can achieve better correspondence between housing and transport policies. The achievement of this book is to raise such matters in an accessible (and affordable!) format – and to cast significant light on where the answers might be found. A fresh perspective on urban transport – and a good look at London’s progress

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