The local and global environmental impacts of transport are more apparent than ever before. Moving People provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problems of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility, as opposed to freight. Re-assessing the value and importance of non-motorized transport the author raises questions about mobility in the face of climate change and energy security, particularly for the developing world.
Featuring original case studies from across the globe, this book is essential for anyone studying or working in the area of environmental sustainability and transport policy.
Peter Cox is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Development Studies and the Department of Social and Communications Studies at the University of Chester.
Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Movement and Mobility 2. Sustainable Development and EcoMobility 3. The Problem of Car-dominance 4. Automobility and its Alternatives 5. The City as a System: Transport as Network 6. Mobility in the Mega-City: Delhi 7. Non Motorised Transport: Bicycles and other wheeled vehicles 8. Bicycle and NMT programmes in Action 9. Bicycles and Rickshaws in South Asia 10. Institutional changes Conclusions