The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths is a tour de force on the popular but hopeless strategies so
wrongly named smart growth.
His neighborhood was targeted by Portland, Oregon urban planners for
The foundations of Portland's planning model were shallow and set upon
sand. The result is a book that embarrasses Portland's planners with their
own data and takes the argument to national applications. He spares none
of the icons, showing how higher densities, rail transit, and
anti-automobile strategies threaten the very future of the American city
and the American way of life.
Transport in Europe
Public transport and high speed rail have failed to reduce
traffic congestion in Europe, and worse, that there is not hope for
achieving such results. His description of European transport trends
surprisingly mirrors trends in the United states. As in the US, trip
patterns have become far too dispersed for mass transportation modes to
increase their markets. He calls for transport policy based upon fact,
rather than ideology.
City Lifepreference for
low density living is a historically ingrained characteristic
TLC / Smart Growth
Area Transportation Resources
Congestion Management Agencies /
and Statewide Transportation Resources