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&quote;The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out…mehr

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"e;The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock."e; -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 320
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25.10.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118127629
  • Artikelnr.: 37343268
Autorenporträt
JEFFREY TUMLIN is an owner and sustainability practice leader of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. Over the past nineteen years, he has led station-area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and he has delivered various lectures and classes in twenty U.S. states and five other countries. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40% and have accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. These projects have won awards from the General Services Administration, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urban Land Institute.
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Acknowledgments vii Foreword ix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Why Transportation? 2 The Big Picture: Mobility vs. Accessibility 4 Structure of This Book 5 Chapter 2 Sustainable Transportation 7 What Is Sustainability? 7 Chapter 3 Transportation and Public Health 23 The Human Body 23 Does This McMansion Make Me Look Fat? 26 Danger
Will Robinson! 27 Anger
Will Robinson! 28 Health and Equity 29 Driving and Social Health 31 Transportation and Trust 31 Conclusions 33 Chapter 4 The City of the Future 35 Yesterday's Tomorrowland 35 Imagining the Sustainable City of the Future 37 Chapter 5 Streets 45 Conceptualizing Streets 45 Principles of Street Design 48 Chapter 6 Pedestrians 51 Introduction 51 Pedestrian Planning Principles 51 Pedestrian Planning Tools 56 Pedestrian Design Tools 60 Measuring Pedestrian Success 69 Case Study: Marin County Safe Routes to Schools 71 Chapter 7 Bicycles 73 Introduction 73 Why Invest in Cycling? 73 Increasing Cycling 74 Key Cycling Principles 76 Design So That Everyone Will Enjoy Biking 81 Measuring Bicycle Success 101 Further Information 101 Chapter 8 Transit 105 Introduction 105 Transit Modes 106 Case Study: Los Angeles Metro Rapid 114 Case Study: Portland Streetcar 116 Case Study: San Diego Trolley 117 Design for Transit 121 Measuring Success 134 Case Study: Boulder
Colorado
Community Transit Network 136 Transit Planning Resources 136 Chapter 9 Motor Vehicles 139 Introduction 139 Designing for Cars 143 Design Manuals That Build upon Context 149 Design Guidance 151 Modeling Traffi c 166 Freeways 169 Chapter 10 Parking 173 Introduction 173 Parking Is Destiny 173 Parking Economics 101 175 Parking Tools 177 Parking Management Principles 181 Top Ten Parking Management Strategies 186 Chapter 11 Carsharing 205 Introduction 205 Types of Carsharing 206 Impacts 207 Where Carsharing Is Most Successful 208 Public Policies That Support Carsharing 212 Municipal Fleets 215 Jump-Starting a Program 216 Chapter 12 Stations and Station Areas 217 Introduction 217 Multimodal Access 219 Case Study: WMATA's Orange Line 232 Station Components 234 Case Study: BART Station Replacement Parking 236 Chapter 13 Transportation Demand Management 241 What Is Traffic Congestion and Why Does It Happen? 241 Planning for Reduced Traffic 244 Traffic Reduction: A How-To Guide 249 Chapter 14 Measuring Success 263 Definitions 263 How Performance Measures Are Used 264 How Performance Measures Are Misused 264 Measuring Success for Multiple Modes 270 Using Performance Measures to Balance Modes 270 Citywide Transportation System Measurements 277 Evaluating Project Alternatives 282 Additional Resources 285 Chapter 15 For More Information 287 Useful Online Resources 287 Required Reading 288 Useful Tools 289 Endnotes 297 Index 303