The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 27, 2006 - Transportation - 208 pages
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Though often dismissed as a minor if irritating nuisance, congestion's insidious effects constrain our personal and professional lives, making it harder to find a good job, spend time with our family, and maintain profitable businesses. After centuries of building our cities into bustling centers of commerce and culture, we are beginning to slow down. The Road More Traveled shines a new light on the problem of traffic congestion in this easily accessible book. You'll learn how we can reclaim our mobility if we are willing to follow successful examples from overseas, where innovations in infrastructure and privatization have made other nations stronger and more competitive. By thoroughly debunking the myths that keep our policy makers trapped in traffic, the book argues that we can and should build our way out of congestion and into a fast-paced future.
  

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Review: The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do about It

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Read all the way through on a cross-country flight. An excellent answer to the bleatings of the transit dorks. Gave me information I was not aware of even as a regular follower of these issues (eg the relatively large amount of recent road innovation in Europe). Read full review

Review: The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do about It

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Read all the way through on a cross-country flight. An excellent answer to the bleatings of the transit dorks. Gave me information I was not aware of even as a regular follower of these issues (eg the relatively large amount of recent road innovation in Europe). Read full review

Contents

Chapter 01 The Speed of Life
3
Chapter 02 What Mobility Has Created
15
Part II CONGESTION MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK
23
Chapter 03 Slowing Economic Life
25
Chapter 04 Stopping Life
33
Part III WHY CONGESTION KEEPS GETTING WORSE
41
Chapter 05 Ten Myths about CarCrazy Suburbia
43
Chapter 06 The Congestion Coalition
77
Chapter 07 Learning from Overseas
103
Chapter 08 Houston and Texas Take the Congestion Bull by the Horns
125
Chapter 09 Bringing Customer Service to the Road
139
Ten Congestion Busters
149
Chapter 11 Toward the Road More Traveled
167
Index
179
About the Authors
185
Copyright

Part IV THE SOLUTION
101

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About the author (2006)

Ted Balaker is the Jacobs Fellow and editor of Privatization Watch at the Reason Foundation. Balaker spent five years with ABC Network News producing pieces on a wide array of issues, including privatization, government reform, regulation, addiction, the environment, and transportation policy. Sam Staley is director of urban and land use policy at the Reason Foundation. He is also senior fellow at both the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. Staley has more than 25 years of experience working in urban policy and has written more than 80 professional articles and reports and his commentary has been nationally syndicated. He is the author of Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities (1992) and Planning Rules and Urban Economic Performance: The Case of Hong Kong (1994), and co-editor of Smarter Growth: Market-Based Strategies for Land Use Planning in the 21st Century (2001).

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