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Author Mees, Paul, 1961-

Title A very public solution : transport in the dispersed city / Paul Mees
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000


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 W'PONDS  388.409945 Mee/Avp  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 331 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Pt. I. The Debate Over Public Transport -- 1. The Car-Dominated City and Its Discontents -- 2. The Traditional Response; or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Car -- 3. Can Public Transport Fight Back? From New Technology to the Compact City -- 4. The 'Bangkok Model': Free Enterprise Public Transport -- 5. The 'Zurich Model': Planning and Integration as an Alternative to the Market -- Pt. II. A Tale of Two Cities -- 6. New York Run by the Swiss? The 'Toronto Model' -- 7. The Urban Landscape in Melbourne and Toronto -- 8. Waiting for a Bus Called Godot: Public Transport Service Quality -- 9. Where Have All the Jitneys Gone? A Short History of Public Transport Planning in Melbourne and Toronto -- Conclusion: All Happy Families are Alike
Summary "In A Very Public Solution, Paul Mees compares Melbourne's public transport system with the highly successful system in Toronto - a 'dispersed' city very like Melbourne with its suburban sprawl - and sheds new light on a century-old debate." "A Very Public Solution is for everyone concerned with urban sustainability and our growing traffic problems."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Australia overseas comparisons
Motor vehicles
Public transport
Toronto (Canada)
Town planning
Urban sprawl
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 307-322
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject City traffic -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
City traffic -- Ontario -- Toronto.
City traffic.
Local transit -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Local transit -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Local transit.
Transportation -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Urban transportation -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Urban transportation -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Urban transportation.
Author Goodman, Robin (Lecturer)
LC no. 00304522
ISBN 0522848672