Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

by Peter D. Norton
     
 

The fight for the future of the city street between pedestrians, street railways, and promoters of the automobile between 1915 and 1930.See more details below

Overview

The fight for the future of the city street between pedestrians, street railways, and promoters of the automobile between 1915 and 1930.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262141000
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Inside Technology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction What Are Streets For? 1

I Justice

1 Blood, Grief, and Anger 21

2 Police Traffic Regulation: Ex Chao Ordo 47

3 Whose Street? Joyriders versus Jaywalkers 65

II Efficiency

4 Streets as Public Utilities 105

5 Traffic Control 129

6 Traffic Efficiency versus Motor Freedom 149

III Freedom

7 The Commodification of Streets 175

8 Traffic Safety for the Motor Age 207

9 The Dawn of the Motor Age 243

Conclusion: History, Technology, and the Dawn of the Motor Age 255

Notes 263

Series List 379

Index 383

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