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Book review: Transport for suburbia: Beyond the automobile age, by Paul Mees


  • Schoner, Jessica

    () (University of Minnesota)


This book review summarizes and evaluates Transport for Suburbia: Beyond the Automobile Age, by Paul Mees. The argument in Transport for Suburbia is that density is not a necessary prerequisite for an effective transit system, and that transfers can be used as a tool to expand the scope of a transit network. Mees presents this argument and his suggestions for improving transit service through a series of narratives about car culture, land use, and best and worst case transit system scenarios.

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  • Schoner, Jessica, 2012. "Book review: Transport for suburbia: Beyond the automobile age, by Paul Mees," The Journal of Transport and Land Use, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, vol. 5(2), pages 121-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jtralu:0086

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    book review; Paul Mees; Transport for Suburbia;

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    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General


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