Sustainable Transportation Planning Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

ISBN-10: 0470540931
ISBN-13: 9780470540930
Edition: 2012
Authors: Jeffrey Tumlin
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Why Transportation?
The Big Picture: Mobility vs. Accessibility
Structure of This Book
Sustainable Transportation
What Is Sustainability?
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
The City of the Future
Yesterday's Tomorrowland
Imagining the Sustainable City of the Future
Streets
Conceptualizing Streets
Principles of Street Design
Pedestrians
Introduction
Pedestrian Planning Principles
Pedestrian Planning Tools
Pedestrian Design Tools
Measuring Pedestrian Success
Case Study: Marin County Safe Routes to Schools
Bicycles
Introduction
Why Invest in Cycling?
Increasing Cycling
Key Cycling Principles
Design So That Everyone Will Enjoy Biking
Measuring Bicycle Success
Further Information
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
Motor Vehicles
Introduction
Designing for Cars
Design Manuals That Build upon Context
Design Guidance
Modeling Traffi c
Freeways
Parking
Introduction
Parking Is Destiny
Parking Economics
175 Parking Tools
Parking Management Principles
Top Ten Parking Management Strategies
Carsharing
Introduction
Types of Carsharing
Impacts
Where Carsharing Is Most Successful
Public Policies That Support Carsharing
Municipal Fleets
Jump-Starting a Program
Stations and Station Areas
Introduction
Multimodal Access
Case Study: WMATA's Orange Line
Station Components
Case Study: BART Station Replacement Parking
Transportation Demand Management
What Is Traffic Congestion and Why Does It Happen?
Planning for Reduced Traffic
Traffic Reduction: A How-To Guide
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
For More Information
Useful Online Resources
Required Reading
Useful Tools
Endnotes
Index

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