The Second Edition is now out on Kindle. We updated the data where available, integrated additional analysis, and generally cleaned it up. Happy reading.
Table of Contents
- Preface: The Lost Joy of Automobility
- Climbing Mount Auto: The Rise of Cars in the 20th Century
- Less Traffic is a Good Thing
- What Killed America’s Traffic?
- Pace of Change
- Transitioning Toward Electric Vehicles
- Autonomous Autos
- MaaS Transport
- Up and Out: The Future of Travel Demand and Where We Live
- Adapting the Built Environment
- Reduce, Reuse, Bicycle
- Accelerating the End of Traffic via Pricing
- Redeeming Transport
In this book we propose the welcome notion that traffic—as most people have come to know it—is ending and why. We depict a transport context in most communities where new opportunities are created by the collision of slow, medium, and fast moving technologies. We then unfold a framework to think more broadly about concepts of transport and accessibility. In this framework, transport systems are being augmented with a range of information technologies; it invokes fresh flows of goods and information. We discuss large scale trends that are revolutionizing the transport landscape: electrification, automation, the sharing economy, and big data. Based on all of this, the final chapters offer strategies to shape the future of infrastructure needs and priorities.
An iBooks version will come eventually, but Kindle outsells iBooks about 10:1, and (sadly) iBooks is a pain to work with.