The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport: Second Edition
The Second Edition is now out on Kindle. We updated the data where available, integrated additional analysis, and generally cleaned it up. Happy reading.
The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport: Second Edition by David Levinson and Kevin Krizek
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
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.
An iBooks version will come eventually, but Kindle outsells iBooks about 10:1, and (sadly) iBooks is a pain to work with.