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Author Tumlin, Jeffrey
Title Sustainable Transportation Planning : Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities
Imprint New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (322 pages)
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Series Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Ser. ; v.16
Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Ser
Note Intro -- Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Why Transportation? -- The Big Picture: Mobility vs. Accessibility -- Structure of This Book -- Chapter 2: Sustainable Transportation -- What Is Sustainability? -- Chapter 3: Transportation and Public Health -- The Human Body -- Does This McMansion Make Me Look Fat? -- Danger, Will Robinson! -- Anger, Will Robinson! -- Health and Equity -- Driving and Social Health -- Transportation and Trust -- Conclusions -- Chapter 4: The City of the Future -- Yesterday's Tomorrowland -- Imagining the Sustainable City of the Future -- Chapter 5: Streets -- Conceptualizing Streets -- Principles of Street Design -- Chapter 6: Pedestrians -- Introduction -- Pedestrian Planning Principles -- Pedestrian Planning Tools -- Pedestrian Design Tools -- Measuring Pedestrian Success -- Case Study: Marin County Safe Routes to Schools -- Chapter 7: Bicycles -- Introduction -- Why Invest in Cycling? -- Increasing Cycling -- Key Cycling Principles -- Design So That Everyone Will Enjoy Biking -- Measuring Bicycle Success -- Further Information -- Chapter 8: Transit -- Introduction -- Transit Modes -- Case Study: Los Angeles Metro Rapid -- Case Study: Portland Streetcar -- Case Study: San Diego Trolley -- Design for Transit -- Measuring Success -- Case Study: Boulder, Colorado, Community Transit Network -- Transit Planning Resources -- Chapter 9: Motor Vehicles -- Introduction -- Designing for Cars -- Design Manuals That Build upon Context -- Design Guidance -- Modeling Traffic -- Freeways -- Chapter 10: Parking -- Introduction -- Parking Is Destiny -- Parking Economics 101 -- Parking Tools -- Parking Management Principles -- Top Ten Parking Management Strategies -- Chapter 11: Carsharing
Introduction -- Types of Carsharing -- Impacts -- Where Carsharing Is Most Successful -- Public Policies That Support Carsharing -- Municipal Fleets -- Jump-Starting a Program -- Chapter 12: Stations and Station Areas -- Introduction -- Multimodal Access -- Case Study: WMATA's Orange Line -- Station Components -- Case Study: BART Station Replacement Parking -- Chapter 13: Transportation Demand Management -- What Is Traffic Congestion and Why Does It Happen? -- Planning for Reduced Traffic -- Traffic Reduction: A How-To Guide -- Chapter 14: Measuring Success -- Definitions -- How Performance Measures Are Used -- How Performance Measures Are Misused -- Measuring Success for Multiple Modes -- Using Performance Measures to Balance Modes -- Citywide Transportation System Measurements -- Evaluating Project Alternatives -- Additional Resources -- Chapter 15: For More Information -- Useful Online Resources -- Required Reading -- Useful Tools -- Endnotes -- Index
"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." -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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Tumlin, Jeffrey Sustainable Transportation Planning : Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9780470540930
Subject Transportation -- Planning.;Sustainable urban development
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