Chapter 13.10 urban Transportation

Public transport is making a comeback in some cities

Public Transportation

Motor Vehicles

-Until the twentieth century poor transportation restricted the growth of suburbs

-In the U.S more than 95% of all trips are made by car

-The average American loses 36 hours per year sitting in traffic

Development of Urban Transportation

-The invention of the railway in the nineteenth century allowed people to live in suburbds

-Streets built tram cars and subways to allow transportation in the city

-Rail lines restricted suburban development to narrow strips

china public transportation

Sometimes too many people use public transport

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UITP Grow with Public Transport