Critical Mass

Critical Mass : Transport Environment and Equity in the Twenty-first Century

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Despite demanding enormous resources, transport policies are incapable of resolving basic problems of safety, health, welfare and congestion. This book, pointing out that car-dependency is shared throughout Europe, Asia and North America, argues that the problems can only be solved globally by a shared recognition of common needs. In addition, with transport inextricabley linked with consumerism and the lifestyles that car ownership has created, the book argues that the challenge is to replace the current technology with an alternative that is sustainable and will solve the fundamental problems of poverty, inequity and social development.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 20mm | 340.2g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b&w photographs, figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index
  • 0745310826
  • 9780745310824

Table of contents

Perranporth and China; a Faustian bargain; free to choose and free to grow; a word with the driver; what time is this place?; what place is this time?; sustainability; environment; transport and equity; traffic and health; resolutions; solutions.show more

About J. Whitelegg

John Whitelegg is Professor of Environmental Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and Managing Director of the transport and environment consultancy Ecologica, based in Lancaster. He has written widely on transport issues.show more