Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure

1st Edition

Elliott D. Sclar, Måns Lönnroth, Christian Wolmar

Routledge
Published February 26, 2014
Reference - 290 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415720496 - CAT# Y156468

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Summary

This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. For most of the last century cities have followed a path of dependency on car dominated urban transport favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century seeks to change this. Policies need to be more inclusive of the accessibility needs of the urban poor. Change requires redesigning the existing public finance systems that support urban mobility. The aim is to diminish their embedded biases towards automobile-based travel.

Through a series of chapters from international contributors, the book brings together expertise from different fields. It shows how small changes can incentivize large positive developments in urban transport and create truly accessible cities.

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