Chapter 13 Urban Transportation
>public transportation has made a modest comeback in cities
Development of Urabn Transportation
Historically people lived close together in cities because they had to be within walking distance of shops and places of employment. The invention of the rail road in the 19th century enabled people to work in the central city and live in the suburbs.
In larger cities public transportation is better suited than motor vehicles to move large number of people, because each traveler takes up far less space. Public transportation is cheaper less polluting and more energy efficient than the automobile.
Dekdo - The future of urban transportation
The Future of Urban Transportation
History of Transportation