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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742551121
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Balaker is the Jacobs Fellow and editor of Privatization Watch at the Reason Foundation. Balaker spent five years with ABC Network News producing pieces on a wide array of issues, including privatization, government reform, regulation, addiction, the environment, and transportation policy. Sam Staley is director of urban and land use policy at the Reason Foundation. He is also senior fellow at both the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. Staley has more than 25 years of experience working in urban policy and has written more than 80 professional articles and reports and his commentary has been nationally syndicated. He is the author of Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities (1992) and Planning Rules and Urban Economic Performance: The Case of Hong Kong (1994), and co-editor of Smarter Growth: Market-Based Strategies for Land Use Planning in the 21st Century (2001).

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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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