The Transit Metropolis

The Transit Metropolis

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Around the world, mass transit is struggling to compete with the private automobile. Yet a number of metropolitan areas have in recent decades managed to mount cost-effective and resource-conserving transit services that provide alternatives to car travel. What sets these places apart? Noted transportation expert Robert Cervero provides an on-the-ground look at more than a dozen mass transit success stories, introducing the concept of the qtransit metropolisq--a region where a workable fit exists between transit services and urban form.The story of Copenhagen is the story of rail transita#39;s role as an instrument for creating a desired built form a€” a ... In 1947, Copenhagen planners introduced the Finger Plan, adopting the image of a hand with five fingers that radiate from centralanbsp;...

Title:The Transit Metropolis
Author:Robert Cervero
Publisher:Island Press - 1998-10-01


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