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    Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (Paperback) By (author) Jarret Walker

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    DescriptionPublic transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In "Human Transit", Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. "Human Transit" explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and, the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

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    Human Transit
    How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jarret Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781597269728
    ISBN 10: 1597269727

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 790
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    BIC subject category V2: RPT
    DC22: 388.4
    BISAC V2.8: TRA009000
    B&T Approval Code: A35300000, A31703600
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    LC classification: HE4211 .W27 2012
    Ingram Theme: INDS/URBSTD
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, RPC, WGCF, RPT
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Shearwater Books,US
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jarrett Walker is a transit consultant who has been designing public transportation systems in the United States and abroad for more than twenty years. He is currently a principal consultant at MRCagney
    Review quote
    "Intelligent, refreshing, balanced and richly mindful of the unique settings of individual communities."--Douglas MacDonald "former Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation "