Transport Beyond Oil

Transport Beyond Oil

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Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by changing the way we move. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts in transportation, planning, development, and policy show how to achieve this fundamental shift. The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can slash energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high-speed rail. Peter Newman imagines a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results. Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of transportation that is both transformational and achievable.Though the car has been historically prioritized in transportation policy, development of roadway infrastructure, and land uses that facilitate automobile use, gasoline ... Transit vehicles can handle higher load factors than cars, and existing service features significant amounts of unused transit ... At the time of this writing, the only alternative-fueled vehicles to be mass-marketed are the electric Nissan Versaanbsp;...

Title:Transport Beyond Oil
Author:John L. Renne
Publisher:Island Press - 2013-03-28


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