Mass transit versus individual transportation - changing patterns and their implications in safety, affluence and energy

The changing patterns of transportation throughout the world reflect an increasing use of individual rather than mass means of movement. The private automobile has revolutionised transport and in its wake has brought social and environmental change which can also be considered as revolutionary. Safety in transportation has deteriorated with the increased use of private cars rather than mass transit. Affluence has come to be associated with private car usage. On this basis newer cities in America and Australia, with Perth as a prime example, are the most affluent in the world. But implications for such cities in the loss of community, deterioration of the inner city, air pollution and congestion make up the other side of affluence. Energy considerations suggest that the expansion of inefficient private car usage will force cities to change the current trends by moving towards a more compact city with greater emphasis on mass transit. A better balance between individual and mass transport will have significant community benefits.


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  • Pagination: 16P
  • Monograph Title: Advanced suspension design and chassis tuning

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  • Accession Number: 01440961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:19PM