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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

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Dimensions: L: 16cm x W: 3.56cm x H: 23.37cm

Product Code: 9780805091731

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I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering - a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford insurance, or too decrepit to get behind the wheel of a car. Indeed, a century of auto-centric culture and city planning has left most of the country with public transportation that is underfunded, ill maintained, and ill conceived. But as the demand for petroleum is fast outpacing the world's supply, a revolution in transportation is under way. Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers - the growing number of people who rely on public transportation to go about the business of their daily lives. On a journey that takes him around the world - from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogota, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia - Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that may help undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and create convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation - and better city living - for all.

Book Title Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
ISBN 9780805091731
By Author(s) Taras Grescoe
Publisher Times Book
Pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16cm x 3.56cm x 23.37cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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