5th Edition

The Geography of Transport Systems

By Jean-Paul Rodrigue Copyright 2020
    480 Pages 140 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    480 Pages 140 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This expanded and revised fifth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography.

    The book is divided into ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fifth edition offer new and updated material on information technologies and mobility, e-commerce, transport and the economy, mobility and society, supply chains, security, pandemics, energy and the environment and climate change. With over 140 updated figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local.

    This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material such as photographs, maps, figures and PowerPoint presentations, has been developed for the book and can be found here: https://transportgeography.org/


    1. Transportation and Geography

    2. Transportation and the Spatial Structure

    3. Transportation, Economy and Society

    4. Transport, Energy and Environment

    5. Transportation Modes

    6. Transportation Terminals

    7. Trade, Logistics and Freight Distribution

    8. Urban Transportation

    9. Transport Planning and Policy

    10. Methods in Transport Geography

    Conclusion: Challenges for Transport Geography


    Jean-Paul Rodrigue is Professor in the Department of Geography and Global Studies at Hofstra University, New York. His research interests primarily cover issues related to freight transportation, logistics and globalization, particularly over North America, Latin American and the Caribbean and Pacific Asia. His recent work is focusing on the integration of maritime and inland freight distribution systems through the setting of gateways and corridors and the impacts of containerization on freight distribution.