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Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-hour Traffic Congestion

Anthony Downs

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ISBN 10: 081571923X / ISBN 13: 9780815719236
Editorial: Brookings Institution, 1992
Usado Condición: Fair Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Título: Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-hour ...

Editorial: Brookings Institution

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Fair

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Peak-hour traffic congestion has become a major problem in most U.S. cities. In fact, a majority of residents in metropolitan and suburban areas consider congestion their most serious local problem. As citizens have become increasingly frustrated by repeated traffic delays that cost them money and waste time, congestion has become an important factor affecting local government policies in many parts of the nation.


In this new book, Anthony Downs looks at the causes of worsening traffic congestion, especially in suburban areas, and considers the possible remedies. He analyzes the specific advantages and disadvantages of every major strategy that has been proposed to reduce congestion. In nontechnical language, he focuses on two central issues: the relationships between land-use and traffic flow in rapidly growing areas, and whether local policies can effectively reduce congestion or if more regional approaches are necessary.


In rapidly growing parts of the country, congestion is worse than it was five or ten years ago. But Downs notes that the problem has apparently not yet become bad enough to stimulate effective responses. Neither government officials nor citizens seem willing to consider changing the behavior and public policies that cause congestion. To alleviate the problem, both groups must be prepared to make these fundamental changes. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Book of 1992 Co-published with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


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Coping with peak-hour traffic congestion. 'Timely, factual, decision and policy focused... as always, Anthony Downs guides us to a future with more liveable communities and healthier environments.'--Marcy Kaptur, U.S. House of Representatives.

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