Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation That Works

Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation That Works

by Jim Motavalli
     
 

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In the face of skyrocketing gas prices and mind-numbing traffic, commuters' frustrations are at an all-time high. Addressing our nation's seemingly overwhelming transportation woes, Breaking Gridlock looks at the present state of the U.S. transportation system and explores the innovations, technology, and array of choices available for reenvisioning that

Overview

In the face of skyrocketing gas prices and mind-numbing traffic, commuters' frustrations are at an all-time high. Addressing our nation's seemingly overwhelming transportation woes, Breaking Gridlock looks at the present state of the U.S. transportation system and explores the innovations, technology, and array of choices available for reenvisioning that system for the twenty-first century. Transportation expert Jim Motavalli takes us to some of America's most traffic-plagued cities, offering critiques of current transportation and suggesting models for the future. Along the way, he introduces us to inventors, traffic planners, and environmentally conscious commuters who are making creative contributions to easing the congestion on our nation's highways.
With its practical ideas and innovative concepts, Breaking Gridlock makes a persuasive case for ending the stranglehold that cars have on our lives and for exploring alternatives that can help alleviate traffic, decrease sprawl, and reduce pollution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578050918
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
04/08/2003
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Motavalli is the author of Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future (Sierra Club Books) and the editor of E: The Environmental Magazine. He writes a monthly column on cars and the environment for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and is a contributor to the "Automobiles" and "Escapes" sections of the New York Times. His articles have appeared in The Nation, Salon, and many other national publications. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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