Urban Transport, Environment, and Equity: The Case for Developing Countries

Urban Transport, Environment, and Equity: The Case for Developing Countries

by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853837261

ISBN-13: 9781853837265

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of coordinating urban transport and…  See more details below

Overview

Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of coordinating urban transport and traffic planning, and addresses the major challenge of modifying the building and use of roads. The author makes valuable suggestions for innovative and radical new measures towards an equitable and sustainable urban environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853837265
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
1Introduction3
2Current transport and traffic conditions in developing countries11
3Sociological and political approaches to transport33
4The organization of urban space41
5The city, the circulation system and urban transport policies51
6The use of roads: the microphysics of space59
7The political issue: agents in urban transport policy75
8The institutional issue84
9The technical issue: traditional transport planning96
10Non-motorized transport111
11Public transport120
12Private transport145
13Mobility166
14Space, environment and energy179
15Traffic accidents196
16The urban transport crisis in developing countries210
17Policy assumptions and principles231
18Proposals for urban planning251
19Transport planning proposals264
20Traffic planning and management279
21Conclusions297
Notes301
References306
Index324

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