THE JOYS OF AUTOMOBILITY. IN: THE AUTOMOBILE

The paper argues that the real reason for the explosion of the automobile ownership is that the private automobile offers a better transport service than does any other mode. Automobiles are chosen because the auto-highway system is the culmination of the long and cumulative process of testing and improving ground transport technology. The paper further argues that the central transport task should be to redress the social inequities and to invent ways of extending auto-like transportation to those who are carless.

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    • Originally published in: The Car and the City - The Automobile, the Built Environment and Daily Urban Life, 1992, Chapter 19, 274-84.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Edward Elgar Publishers

    William Pratt House, 9 Dewey Court
    Northampton, MA  United States  01060-3815
  • Authors:
    • Webber, M M
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840647973
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2003 12:00AM