The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It / Edition 1

The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It / Edition 1

by Ted Balaker, Sam Staley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742551121

ISBN-13: 9780742551121

Pub. Date: 09/27/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Though often dismissed as a minor if irritating nuisance, congestion's insidious effects constrain our personal and professional lives, making it harder to find a good job, spend time with our family, and maintain profitable businesses. After centuries of building our cities into bustling centers of commerce and culture, we are beginning to slow down. The Road More

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Overview

Though often dismissed as a minor if irritating nuisance, congestion's insidious effects constrain our personal and professional lives, making it harder to find a good job, spend time with our family, and maintain profitable businesses. After centuries of building our cities into bustling centers of commerce and culture, we are beginning to slow down. The Road More Traveled shines a new light on the problem of traffic congestion in this easily accessible book. You'll learn how we can reclaim our mobility if we are willing to follow successful examples from overseas, where innovations in infrastructure and privatization have made other nations stronger and more competitive. By thoroughly debunking the myths that keep our policy makers trapped in traffic, the book argues that we can and should build our way out of congestion and into a fast-paced future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742551121
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/27/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I. Mobility matters more than you think Chapter 3 1. The Speed of Life Chapter 4 2. What Mobility Has Created Part 5 Part II. Congestion matters more than you think Chapter 6 3. Slowing Economic Life Chapter 7 4. Stopping Life Part 8 Part III. Why congestion keeps getting worse Chapter 9 5. The 10 Myths of Car-Crazy Suburbia Chapter 10 6. The Congestion Lobby Part 11 Part IV. The Solution Chapter 12 7. Learning from Overseas Chapter 13 8. Houston Takes the Congestion Bull by the Horns Chapter 14 9. Bringing Customer Service to the Road Chapter 15 10. Getting from Here to There: Top 10 Congestion-Busters Chapter 16 11. The Road More Traveled

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