Urban Transport in the Developing World

Urban Transport in the Developing World

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Policy-making for urban transport and planning of economies in the developing world present major challenges for countries facing rapid urbanisation and rampant motorisation, alongside growing commitments to sustainability. These challenges include: coping with financial deficits, providing for the poor, dealing meaningfully with global warming and energy shortages, addressing traffic congestion and related land use issues, adopting green technologies and adjusting equitably to the impacts of globalisation. This book presents a contemporary analysis of these challenges and new workable responses to the urban transport problems they spawn.... 2008a, 2008b); for comparison, buses operating in US cities consumed about 50.5 l/100 km in 2005 (APTA, 2008). 2. ... For example, compared to the first- generation Toyota Camry in 1983, the curb weight of the 2007 production model is 35 per cent higher and engine power 55 per cent greater. ... often independent work schedules in a suburban environment a€“ contributes to rising motorization levels.

Title:Urban Transport in the Developing World
Author:Harry T. Dimitriou, Ralph Gakenheimer
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01


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