Car Sick: Solutions for Our Car-Addicted Culture

Car Sick: Solutions for Our Car-Addicted Culture

by Lynn Sloman
     
 

ISBN-10: 190399876X

ISBN-13: 9781903998762

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

"The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community ties, bankrupted tens of thousands of family shops, and bred a nation of obese children and adults. Politicians stumble from one transport crisis to the next." "Lynn Sloman proposes a novel way forward - not through 'big-bang' civil engineering projects, but by getting people to think…  See more details below

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"The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community ties, bankrupted tens of thousands of family shops, and bred a nation of obese children and adults. Politicians stumble from one transport crisis to the next." "Lynn Sloman proposes a novel way forward - not through 'big-bang' civil engineering projects, but by getting people to think about their choices, rather than reaching for their car keys." "She shows how de-motorisation works: in place of traffic, it offers neighbourly streets and vibrant city centres. From small towns like Winterhur in Switzerland to the centre of London, de-motorisation is transforming urban surroundings. Copenhagen's decision to create pedestrian streets in the city centre has made it an outdoor theatre, filled with celebration and spectacle, even in winter." We do not need to get rid of cars altogether. What we do need to do is to change the way we think about travel. Car Sick is a well-argued case for moving away from a car-centred to a people-centred society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903998762
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Cars 'R' us9
2Cars : the ultimate mixed blessing17
3Soft, small, stubborn : principles of de-motorisation45
4Soft solutions to de-motorise the rush hour61
5Better public transport, or why buses run around empty77
6Cycling without Spandex93
7Grand design : the space between buildings121
8Why the political system cannot tackle transport139
9Learning not to drive157
10What does the future hold?173

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