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AVOIDING THE COLLISION OF CITIES AND CARS: URBAN TRANSPORTATION POLICY FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Accession Number:

00638752

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Urban Transportation Project, 200 E Randolph Drive, Suite 5600
Chicago, IL 60601 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/isbn/0877240019

Abstract:

This report is intended as a roadmap for transportation policymakers in public and private sectors and as a guide for students and concerned citizens. The first part provides background and identifies the present social concerns raised by automobile use. It proposes a central hypothesis and establishes criteria for assessing policy alternatives. The report makes three sets of recommendations. These include near-term habit-changing strategies, mid-term strategies for changing the vehicle and its fuels and infrastructure, and long-term strategies for changing mobility structures and land-use pattterns. The proposals are mutually reinforcing, and some of the near-term strategies prepare the way for the long-term recommendations. They encourage a diversity of experimentation, depending on local circumstances. The report's concluding section argues that industry, government, and community leaders should work together to implement the report's recommendations.

Supplemental Notes:

Report on a Study Project sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with The Aspen Institute.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Urban Transportation Project, 200 E Randolph Drive, Suite 5600
Chicago, IL 60601 USA

Authors:

JOHNSON, E W

Pagination:

72 p.

Publication Date:

1993-9

ISBN:

0877240019

Features:

Figures; Photos; References

Subject Areas:

Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

Files:

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Last Modified:

Nov 29 1993 12:00AM