Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by William Rosen, Samuel I. Schwartz

By William Rosen, Samuel I. Schwartz

With wit and sharp perception, former site visitors Commissioner of recent York urban, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam," essentially the most revered transportation engineers on this planet and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American towns grew to become so beholden to autos and why the present shift clear of that development will ceaselessly adjust America's city landscapes, marking not anything in need of a revolution in how we get from position to place.
When Sam Schwartz used to be growing to be up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—his block belonged to his neighborhood: the youngsters who performed punchball and stickball & their mom and dad, who'd frequently stroll to the neighborhood companies at which additionally they labored. He didn't are aware of it then, yet Bensonhurst was once already extra like a museum of a long-forgotten way-of-life than an image of America's destiny. Public transit traveled over and lower than urban streets—New York's first subway line opened in 1904—but the streets themselves have been conquered by way of the inner combustion engine.
America's dependency at the vehicle started with the 1908 advent of Henry Ford's car-for-everyone, the version T. The “battle for right-of-way" within the Twenties observed the dying of streetcars and remodeled America's streets from a multiuse source for socializing, trade, and public mobility into particular arteries for personal vehicles. the next destruction of city transit structures and publish WWII suburbanization of the US enabled through the Interstate road process and the GI invoice perpetually replaced the way in which americans commuted.
But at the present time, for the 1st time in historical past, and after 100 years of regular raise, car using is in decline. more youthful american citizens more and more favor energetic transportation offerings like jogging or biking and taking public transit, ride-shares or taxis. This isn't a end result of upper gasoline costs, or perhaps the commercial downturn, yet fairly a collective choice to be much much less depending on cars—and if American towns are looking to continue their more youthful populations, they should plan consequently. In Street Smart, Sam Schwartz explains how.
In this transparent and erudite presentation of the foundations of shrewdpermanent transportation and sustainable city planning—from the easiest cobblestoned road to the courageous new international of driverless vehicles and trains—Sam Schwartz combines rigorous historic scholarship with the private and enjoyable memories of a guy who has spent greater than 40 years engaged on making plans clever transit networks in big apple urban. Street Smart is a e-book for everybody who desires to comprehend extra concerning the who, what, while, the place, and why of human mobility.

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Rail, Steam, and Speed: The ''Rocket'' and the Birth of by Christopher McGowan

By Christopher McGowan

From October 6 via 14, 1829, a contest used to be held in Rainhill to discover a locomotive which may keep a velocity of ten mph for a around journey totaling thirty-five miles, the space setting apart Liverpool and Manchester, that have been quickly to be associated via the world's first passenger railway. George and Robert Stephenson's Rocket received the contest, however the Rocket was once no longer inevitably the very best locomotive. Rail, Steam, and Speed explains why and gives an soaking up account of the pains, humans, and technological know-how that gave delivery to steam locomotion.

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Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning by Michael Ekow Manuel

By Michael Ekow Manuel

Bridging an pointed out hole among examine and perform within the area of probability and organizational studying with admire to human/organizational elements and organizational behaviour, this e-book highlights the typical and routine threads in contributory components to twist of fate causation. in accordance with an intensive learn venture, it investigates how transport businesses as businesses study from, filter out and provides credence/acceptability to differing hazard perceptions and the way this impacts the paintings tradition with targeted regard to group/team dynamics and person motivation. The paintings is gifted within the context of the literature concerning conceptual hyperlinks among possibility and the theoretical and operational subject matters of organizational studying, and in mild of interviewees' reviews. the subjects comprise procedures and buildings of information acquisition, info interpretation and distribution, organizational reminiscence and change/adaptation and likewise degrees of studying. The booklet concludes through discussing a few useful implications of the examine performed in quite a few maritime contexts and provides techniques for the and different stakeholders.

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Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities by Michael Southworth

By Michael Southworth

The subject of streets and highway layout is of compelling curiosity this present day as public officers, builders, and neighborhood activists search to reshape city styles to accomplish extra sustainable types of development and improvement. Streets and the Shaping of cities and towns strains principles approximately highway layout and structure again to the early business period in London suburbs after which on via their institutionalization in housing and transportation making plans within the usa. It reviews the location we're in and indicates many ways out which are much less rigidly managed, extra versatile, and conscious of neighborhood conditions.Originally released in 1997, this variation incorporates a new advent that addresses subject matters of present curiosity together with revised criteria from the Institute of Transportation Engineers; alterations in urban plans and improvement criteria following New Urbanist, clever progress, and sustainability ideas; site visitors calming; and ecologically orientated road design."

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Railroads of Pennsylvania by Lorett Treese

By Lorett Treese

"Informative and intensely pleasing to read." --Library Journal

"For these of you who can't get sufficient of railroad historical past, this publication will brighten your day." --Livesteam

  • Completely revised and up-to-date version of this best-seller
  • Regional histories of the nice railroads and relics of rail culture
  • Rail tales of the folks and occasions that formed history
  • Rails-to-Trails paths, vacationer sights, and different vacationer information
  • Includes 10 maps for simple reference
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    Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto (2nd Edition) by Sam Tracy

    By Sam Tracy

    There's not anything sacrosanct approximately motorcycle fix. Its pursuit basically calls for the desire to profit. At their best hours motorcycles exist on a degree above mere machines, and there’s no the reason is, the enjoyment should still finish whilst the experience is over.

    Bicycle! written through a long-time bicycle mechanic, covers every thing you want to recognize to feed and take care of your trip. This e-book cuts in the course of the obtuse techno-speak and gives you upkeep readability with a marginally of humor and radicalism, whereas categorically denying mechanistry’s meant dreariness. Bicycle! is ready encouraging society to profit for themselves tips on how to make their motorcycles paintings, no longer simply because they need to, yet simply because they need to.

    With unique descriptions of all upkeep initiatives and service occasions, basically illustrated with pictures and drawings, this consultant will serve the necessity for a major rider’s guide. expert bicycle workers—messengers, mechanics, pedi-cab drivers—as good as bicycle commuters were awaiting this e-book. This moment variation comprises an abundance of beneficial photographs, an multiplied index, and an up to date assets part. additionally, it merits from insights received via 5 years’ worthy of extra mechanic event together with reasonably cheap and no-cost fix ideas the writer built whereas serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania.

    Some of the subjects covered:

    • Essential Tools
    • Bike elements (Maintaining, Adjusting, Repairing)
    • On-the-Road Repairs
    • Build your individual (Scavenging)
    • Locks / Thief Deterrents
    • Rust, the fundamental motorcycle Nemesis
    • And a lot, a lot more!

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    International recent issues about ECDIS, e-navigation and by Adam Weintrit

    By Adam Weintrit

    The TransNav 2011 Symposium held on the Gdynia Maritime collage, Poland in June 2011 has introduced jointly a variety of contributors from around the globe. this system has provided a number of contributions, permitting to examine many features of the navigational security from a variety of assorted issues of view. issues awarded and mentioned on the Symposium have been: navigation, safeguard at sea, sea transportation, Read more...

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