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Author Sullivan, Tim, 1978-

Title Ways to the West : how getting out of our cars is reclaiming America's frontier / Tim Sullivan
Published Logan : Utah State University Press, [2015]
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Contents The future -- Selling the truck -- The first ride -- Insanity -- 89031 -- The man behind the double-decker buses -- A different kind of street -- Bus number 11 -- Shadowlands -- Greyhound 1: Las Vegas to St. George -- The land -- Black Hill -- On the trail of the padres -- Rio Grande -- Casting lots -- The crossing of the fathers -- The network and the frame -- The inheritance -- Journey to the center -- Restoration -- Recapitulation -- Greyhound II: Salt Lake to Rock Springs -- Opportunity -- Home of the Rock Springs coal -- Crosswinds -- South Pass -- The biggest bust of them all -- Independence Rock -- Colonies -- Greyhound III: Casper to Longmont -- The most important trip of the day -- Two economics -- Corridor of opportunity -- "Hell, it just exploded" -- T-REX -- The equation -- The evolution -- Greyhound IV -- Freedom -- The junction -- A Corridor of ideas (phase one) -- Horale -- The Santa Fe -- Death Valley Scotty, the super chief, and the annihilation of space (phase two) -- Greyhound IV: Flagstaff to Phoenix -- The anti-city (phase three) -- Why are people riding the light rail? -- Waiting for the train -- A city within cities -- The ball boy -- The changing of the guard -- A nice ride -- Adventure -- Motoring -- By the Lincoln Highway -- Packed Veronica -- Bank full -- The Greenbelt -- The Boise bicycle project -- The city's front door -- A low-friction lifestyle -- Greyhound VI: Boise to Portland -- The new mobility -- Moving in place
Summary "Sullivan uses his careless road trip through the intermountain West to explore how the region is taking on what may be its largest challenge: sustainable transportation. Combining personal travel narrative, historical research, and professional expertise in urban planning, Sullivan takes a critical look at how contemporary Western cities are making themselves more hospitable to life less centered automotive transportation"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cities and towns -- West (U.S.)
Sustainable development -- West (U.S.)
Transportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.)
Transportation, Automotive -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse.
LC no. 2014038130
ISBN 0874219922
0874219930 electronic bk
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