Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development

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The local and global environmental impact of people's everyday travel is more apparent than ever before. MOVING PEOPLE provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problem of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility. Reassessing the value and importance of non-motorised transport, Peter Cox raises questions about mobility in the face of climate change and energy security, particularly for the ...

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Overview

The local and global environmental impact of people's everyday travel is more apparent than ever before. MOVING PEOPLE provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problem of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility. Reassessing the value and importance of non-motorised transport, Peter Cox raises questions about mobility in the face of climate change and energy security, particularly for the developing world.

Featuring original case studies from across the globe, this book is essential for anyone studying or working in the area of environmental sustainability and transport policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848130036
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Cox is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Development Studies and the Department of Social and Communications Studies at the University of Chester, UK.

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Table of Contents

Tables and boxes vii

Preface and acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 Movement and mobility 7

2 Sustainable development and ecomobility 17

3 The problem of car-dominance 31

4 Automobility and its alternatives 49

5 The city as a system: transport as network 67

6 Mobility in the megacity: Delhi 95

7 Non-motorised transport: walking and cycling 117

8 Bicycle and NMT programmes in action 131

9 Bicycles and rickshaws in South Asia 165

10 Institutional changes 189

Conclusion 213

References 220

Index 248

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