The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of pedestrianization in town centers, the attempts to create independent pedestrian footpaths and the popularity of traffic calming as a powerful policy for reducing pedestrian accidents.
Hass-Klau also covers the wider aspects of urban and transport planning, especially public transport, essential for promoting a pedestrian-friendly environment. The book includes pedestrian-friendly policies and guidelines from a number of European countries and includes case studies from the UK, Germany, Britain, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, the US and Canada, with further examples from ten additional countries. It also contains a unique collection of original photographs; including ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of newly introduced pedestrian-friendly transport policies.
As the pedestrian environment has become ever more crucial for the future of our cities, the book will be invaluable to students and practicing planners, geographers, transport engineers and local government officers.
Table of Contents
Part 1: History Chapter 1: From innovative Street Layouts to the Fight against Urban Motorways in the U.S. Chapter 2: Motorization and Footpath Planning during the Third Reich Chapter 3: The Role of the Pedestrian after World War II in West Germany: The Early Years Chapter 4: Pedestrianization, Public Transport and Traffic Calming in West Germany Chapter 5: The ‘better’ Germany? Urban planning, Transport and Pedestrian-Friendly Devices in East Germany Chapter 6: The British Approach towards Roads Transport and the Pedestrian in Urban Areas from the 1940s to the early 1970s Chapter 7: British Attempts to achieve Better Walking Conditions in the late 1970s to the 1990s Part 2: Practice Chapter 8: Walking in Great Britain and the Case Study London Chapter 9: Walking in Germany: Is there Progress? Chapter 10: The Nordic Approach: Denmark Chapter 11: Further North: Norway Chapter 12: The USA and Canada: An Overview of Walking Research and Policies Chapter 13: Walking in North America - a European View: The Leaders Chapter 14: Walking in the United States - a European View: The Followers Chapter 15: The Future of Walking
Carmen Hass-Klau was born in Germany and studied Urban and Regional Planning in Berlin, followed by postgraduate degrees in Britain. She still has her own consultancy, Environmental and Transport Planning, has published numerous books and articles, and was Professor of European Public Transport at Wuppertal University, Germany. She is an academic advisor at the University of Stavanger, Norway.