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Cities and Cars

A Handbook Of Best Practices
Americans for years have treated the automobile as a form of freedom. People can now live in the country and work in the city. Suburbia and shopping malls were made possible by the automobile. And none of this would have been possible without huge legal and financial commitments made by all levels of government to expand America's interstate freeway systems, regional highways, expressways, arterials, commercial avenues, and residential streets. Our society now has a number of significant diseconomies associated with the individual use of the automobile. Traffic congestion and pollution in inner cities have led to a new wave of policies and practices to improve these conditions. The focus of public officials and citizens in most large urban centers is on public mass transportation, such as trains, light-rail systems, and the increased use of buses. In the interim, traffic management practices have increased in importance. This volume collects outstanding recent essays on all aspects of this complex subject. It includes numerous case studies on how cities, towns, and communities throughout the nation are managing the unrestricted use of the personal automobile. Other chapters discuss the future of urban transportation and examine evolving trends. Also included are appendices containing important information in the field.

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Summary: "This volume collects outstanding recent essays on all aspects of this complex subject. It includes numerous case studies on how cities, towns, and communities throughout the nation are managing the unrestricted use of the personal automobile. Other chapters discuss the future of urban transportation and examines evolving trends. Also included are appendices containing important information in the field"--Provided by publisher.
Title: Cities and cars : a handbook of best practices / edited by Roger L. Kemp.
Publisher Date: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Subject: Traffic flow -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies. Traffic congestion -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies. Traffic engineering -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies. Urban transportation -- United States -- Case studies. Automobiles -- United States -- Case studies.
Isbn: 9780786429196 (softcover : alk. paper) 0786429194 (softcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Summary: "This volume collects outstanding recent essays on all aspects of this complex subject. It includes numerous case studies on how cities, towns, and communities throughout the nation are managing the unrestricted use of the personal automobile. Other chapters discuss the future of urban transportation and examines evolving trends. Also included are appendices containing important information in the field"--Provided by publisher.
Title: Cities and cars : a handbook of best practices / edited by Roger L. Kemp.
Publisher, Date: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Description: xii, 266 p. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Traffic flow -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies.
Subjects: Traffic congestion -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies.
Subjects: Traffic engineering -- Government policy -- United States -- Case studies.
Subjects: Urban transportation -- United States -- Case studies.
Subjects: Automobiles -- United States -- Case studies.
Other Author: Kemp, Roger L.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Cities, streets, and cars / Dan Burden -- Cars, people, and safety / Pam Broviak -- Downtowns, cars, and parking / John W. Dorsett -- The states and transportation planning / Lawrence D. Frank and Robert T. Dunphy -- The federal government and transportation planning / Bruce D. McDowell -- Alberta, other urban areas, design highways to protect animals / Elaine Robbins -- Austin uses transportation operations management to reduce traffic congestion / Zia Burleigh -- Beaverton, other cities, design residential growth around public transit stations / Terry J. Lassar -- Bethesda, other areas, use public transit stations for neighborhood renewal / Alvin R. McNeal and Rosalyn P. Doggett -- Boston uses public transit lines to stimulate inner-city development / Jim Miara -- Boulder redesigns residential streets to focus on people rather than cars / John Fernandez -- Chicago area officials explore suburb-to-suburb public transit links / Rob Gurwitt -- Cincinnati, other cities, transform their old train stations into museums / Janet Ward -- Denver uses public transit system to enhance citizen access to its downtown / Sam Newberg -- Duxbury, other cities, embrace multi-purpose vehicle corridor planning / Pamela Freese -- Georgetown, other area schools, plan to accommodate the growth of automobiles / Steven Kleinrock and Roger Courtenay -- Hayward uses public transit villages to stimulate urban redevelopment / Ruth E. Knack -- Houston, other cities, regulate the automobile to control urban sprawl / Jonathan Barnett -- London fights traffic gridlock by charging motorists to drive in central city / Jay H. Walder -- Los Angeles, other cities, use toll roads as a congestion-management tool / Patrick DeCorla-Souza -- Madison uses transportation planning to accommodate traffic and residential growth / Ruth E. Knack -- Miami agency purchases hybrid vehicles to reduce fuel costs and emissions / Sean Kilcarr -- Minneapolis uses new technologies to facilitate the movement of traffic / Christopher Swope -- Mountain View approves residential development around public transit stations / Laura Thompson -- Nagano, other cities, use intelligent transportation systems for traffic management / Committee on Intelligent Transport -- New York region thrives on complex public mass-transit options / Emanuel Tobier --
Contents: Oakland revives aging neighborhood using new public transit station / Ernesto M. Vasquez -- Orlando uses free rapid transit system to reduce downtown traffic / Craig Amundsen -- Palo Alto, other cities, favor transit-oriented development to reduce traffic and improve the quality of life / Jeffrey Tumlin and Adam Millard-Ball -- Salt Lake City, other areas, initiate measures to preserve transportation corridors / Michael Davidson -- San Carlos provides alternative public transit to reduce traffic congestion / Parviz Mokhtari -- San Diego adopts "city of villages" strategy linking jobs, housing, and transit / Nancy Bragado -- San Francisco region, other areas, use communications system to manage traffic / Pete Costello -- Santa Monica streetscape plan favors people, reduces traffic, and improves public transit / Charles Lockwood -- Seattle area uses multimodal transportation system to serve urban centers / Clair Enlow -- Toronto, a national model, links housing and transportation with subways and light-rail system / Brian Heaton -- Trenton redesigns its freeways to slow down rraffic / Christopher Swope -- Valencia, other areas, create "new" main streets that are designed for citizens and their cars / Charles Lockwood -- Washington, DC, protects its monuments and buildings from vehicles and possible acts of terrorism / Corrina Stellitano -- Washington, DC, stimulates development by linking its suburbs to the inner city with public mass transit / Libby Howland -- West Palm Beach redesigns its downtown to focus on people rather than cars / Steven Lagerfeld -- The future of transportation / Alex Marshall -- Cars, their problems, and the future / Marcia D. Lowe -- Roadways of the future / Ronald Adams and Terry Brewer -- Highways of the future / William Murphy -- Cars of the future / Glen Hiemstra.
LCCN: 2007004866
ISBN: 9780786429196 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786429194 (softcover : alk. paper)
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