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Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future
edited by John L. Renne and Billy Fields III
contributions by Robert Noland, Christopher Hanson, Joanne R. Potter, Bradley W. Lane, Projjal K. Dutta, Petra E. Todorovich Messick, Edward Burgess, Simon McDonnell, Jie (Jane) Lin, Kevin Mills, Alan Sanford Drake, Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy, Anthony Charles Hull, David Gates Burwell, Neil Sipe, Todd Litman, Deborah Gordon, Deron Lovaas and Jago Dodson
foreword by Gilbert E. Carmichael
Island Press, 2012
Paper: 978-1-61091-043-9 | Cloth: 978-1-61091-041-5 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-242-2
Library of Congress Classification HE206.2.T6765 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 388.0973

Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by changing the way we move. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts in transportation, planning, development, and policy show how to achieve this fundamental shift.
The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can slash energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high-speed rail. Peter Newman imagines a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results.
Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of transportation that is both transformational and achievable.
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