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The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport
The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
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THE END OF TRAFFIC AND THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT
We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest book The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport on Kindle Editions (Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac) and at the iBookstore (iPad, iPhone, Mac). The list price is $8.99.
Table of Contents
Preface: The Lost Joy of Automobility
Climbing Mount Auto: The Rise of Cars in the 20th Century
Less Traffic is a Good Thing
What Killed America’s Traffic?
Pace of Change
Transitioning Toward Electric Vehicles
Up and Out: The Future of Travel Demand and Where We Live
Adapting the Built Environment
Reduce, Reuse, Bicycle
Accelerating the End of Traffic via Pricing
Post-script 1: What Happened to Traffic?
Post-script 2: Now extinct: the Traditional Transport Engineer
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.
We aim for a quick read—and to encourage you and other readers to think outside your immediate realm. By the end of this book (today, if you so choose) you will appreciate the changing times in which you live, what is new about transport discussions, and how definitions of accessibility are being reframed. You will be provided with new ways of thinking about the planning of transport infrastructure that coincide with this changing landscape. Even if transport is not your bailiwick, we like to think there is something interesting for you here. We aim to share new perspectives and reframe debates about the future of transport in cities.