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Civil Engineering

2008

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Transport Systems And Policies For Sustainable Cities, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 2008

Transport Systems And Policies For Sustainable Cities, Vukan R. Vuchic

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The 20(th) century witnessed revolutionary developments in transportation technology with major impacts on the form and character of cities. Progress in increasing mobility has brought many benefits as well as serious problems, particularly in deterioration of livability and sustainability. Increase in auto ownership led to serious problems of chronic traffic congestion. Attempts to rebuild cities to provide full accommodation of private cars have led to serious problems of auto dependency and deterioration of cities. Experiences from recent decades have shown that urban transportation is much more complex than usually realized. Livable and sustainable cities require policies that lead to ...