In this book, the author proposes practical solutions to the problems of urban mobility, and in doing so, draws on a whole range of new public transport systems resulting from modern technology. The book also explores what is being done to enable existing transport modes to work more efficiently, and how simple pleasures such as walking in cities and cycling are being made more enjoyable. Topics covered include the following: strategies for public transport; movement in the city centre; pedestrian movement systems (walking, conventional mechanical systems, conveyors, vehicular); passenger interchanges including park and ride, kiss and ride; goods movement (pneumatic pipelines for materials transport, canals, etc.); transport in residential areas; recreational trips (accessibility to the countryside, swimming pools, sports facilities etc.); moving pavements; continuous systems; rail and guideway systems (rapid transit tramways, automatic guidance systems, group-rapid transit, personal rapid transit); bus transport (operation, control, fares, design, infrastructure, dual-mode operation); dial-a-ride; car hire; cycling and cycleways. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Casell & Collier Macmillan Publishers Limited

    35 Red Lion Square
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Richards, B
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM