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Book: Metropolitan Transport and Land Use
As cities around the globe respond to rapid technological changes and political pressures, coordinated transport and land use planning is an often targeted aim.
Metropolitan Transport and Land Use, the second edition of Planning for Place and Plexus, provides unique and updated perspectives on metropolitan transport networks and land use planning, challenging current planning strategies, offering frameworks to understand and evaluate policy, and suggesting alternative solutions.
The book includes current and cutting-edge theory, findings, and recommendations which are cleverly illustrated throughout using international examples. This revised work continues to serve as a valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and policy advisors working across transport, land use, and planning.
Across the country, American's applaud new protected car lanes — Broken Sidewalk
Sales of e-bikes to pass 20,000 a year [in New Zealand] - stuff.co.nz
MTA Reminds New Yorkers They Can Fucking Walk - The Onion
Blind Faith: unlocking the secrets of WestConnex michaelwest.com.au
Why speeding is so dangerous - Kottke.org
This is how WestConnex can deliver Sydney a better city centre - theconversation.com
What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap? - Freakonomics
New "Shared Mobility Principles" have too much 2018 thinking. - Brad Templeton
Uber to sell Southeast Asia unit to Grab: Report - economictimes.indiatimes.com
Smart money: a better way for Australia to select big transport infrastructure projects [Use a realistic discount rate]- The Conversation
The Case for Decriminalizing Fare Evasion - Streetsblog
Standen, Chris (2018) The value of slow travel. Ph.D. Dissertation
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. 342 pages, 164 Images (most in color). Published by the Network Design Lab.
Nothing in cities makes sense except in the light of accessibility. Transport cannot be understood without reference to the location of activities (land use), and vice versa. To understand one requires understanding the other. However, for a variety of historical reasons, transport and land use are quite divorced in practice. Typical transport engineers only touch land use planning courses once at most, and only then if they attend graduate school. Land use planners understand transport the way everyone does, from the perspective of the traveler, not of the system, and are seldom exposed to transport aside from, at best, a lone course in graduate school. This text aims to bridge the chasm, helping engineers understand the elements of access that are associated not only with traffic, but also with human behavior and activity location, and helping planners understand the technology underlying transport engineering, the processes, equations, and logic that make up the transport half of the accessibility measure. It aims to help both communicate accessibility to the public.
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The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. [3rd Edition] By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
In this book we propose the welcome notion that traffic—as most people have come to know it—is ending and why. We depict a transport context in most communities where new opportunities are created by the collision of slow, medium, and fast moving technologies. We then unfold a framework to think more broadly about concepts of transport and accessibility. In this framework, transport systems are being augmented with a range of information technologies; it invokes fresh flows of goods and information. We discuss large scale trends that are revolutionizing the transport landscape: electrification, automation, the sharing economy, and big data. Based on all of this, the final chapters offer strategies to shape the future of infrastructure needs and priorities.
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