Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development [NOOK Book]

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The local and global environmental impacts of transport are more apparent than ever before. Moving People provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problems of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility, as opposed to freight. Re-assessing the value and importance of non-motorized transport the author raises questions about mobility in the face of climate change and energy security, particularly for the developing world. ...
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Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development

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Overview

The local and global environmental impacts of transport are more apparent than ever before. Moving People provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problems of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility, as opposed to freight. Re-assessing the value and importance of non-motorized transport the author 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: 9781848138308
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 413 KB

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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