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Street smart: The rise of cities and the fall of cars

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"America's dependency on the automobile began with the 1908 introduction of Henry Ford's car-for-everyone, the Model T. The "battle for right-of-way" in the 1920s saw the demise of streetcars and transformed America's streets from a multiuse resource for socializing, commerce, and public mobility into exclusive arteries for private automobiles. The subsequent destruction of urban transit systems and post WWII suburbanization of America enabled by the Interstate Highway System and the GI Bill forever changed the way Americans commuted. But today, for the first time in history, and after a hundred years of steady increase, automobile driving is in decline. Younger Americans increasingly prefer active transportation choices like walking or cycling and taking public transit, ride-shares or taxis. This isn't a consequence of higher gas prices, or even the economic downturn, but rather a collective decision to be a lot less dependent on cars--and if American cities want to keep their younger populations, they need to plan accordingly. In Street Smart, Sam Schwartz explains how. In this clear and erudite presentation of the principles of smart transportation and sustainable urban planning--from the simplest cobblestoned street to the brave new world of driverless cars and trains--Sam Schwartz combines rigorous historical scholarship with the personal and entertaining recollections of a man who has spent more than forty years working on planning intelligent transit networks in New York City. Street Smart is a book for everyone who wants to know more about the who, what, when, where, and why of human mobility"--
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subject_facetCity planning -- United States
Electronic books
Local transit -- United States
Nonfiction
Political science
Politics
Urban transportation -- United States
title_displayStreet smart : the rise of cities and the fall of cars
title_fullStreet smart : the rise of cities and the fall of cars / Samuel I. Schwartz with William Rosen
Street smart : the rise of cities and the fall of cars [electronic resource] / Samuel I. Schwartz
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Political science
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