END OF THE ROAD: THE WORLD CAR CRISIS AND HOW WE CAN SOLVE IT

This book contrasts the way we think about cars and the reality that they in fact represent. Part One points out that we fail to acknowledge that the automobile has been responsible for permanently blighting the landscape (especially our cities), disrupting our collective social networks, causing massive air and noise pollution, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, and substantially contributing to global warming. Having made a powerful and convincing case that our current transportation system is indeed failing in terms of safety, convenience, speed, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact, the author then shows in Part Two how we can start to free ourselves from our increasingly gridlocked state by proposing thirty-three specific solutions. Among these solutions are the following: reducing the enormous economic subsidies to the car; raising fuel taxes and tolls; decreasing traffic into and through our cities by using pedestrian zones, "live" centers, and traffic calming techniques; encouraging the use of alternative means of motorized transportation; dramatically increasing the use of public transportation through new technologies and fare structures; and rearranging our lives to decrease our dependence on the car.

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    Chelsea Green Publishing Company

    P.O. Box 130
    Post Mills, VT  United States  05058
  • Authors:
    • Zuckermann, W
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 320 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-7188-2832-1
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM