Wheels of Progress?: Motor transport, pollution and the environment., 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Wheels of Progress?

Motor transport, pollution and the environment., 1st Edition

By J. Rose


168 pages

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Hardback: 9780367364892
pub: 2019-11-14
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Originally published in 1973 and based on papers published in The International Journal of Environmental Studies, this book discusses the impact of road vehicles on the environment. Particular stress is laid on the design of towns and vehicles, economic problems associated with these, the responsibility of planners and the integration of transport planning and environmental planning at local, regional and national levels. Subsequent sections cover the science of accident research and legislation, particularly dealing with global pollution control. Many of the problems discussed remain as pressing today as when this book was first published.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Transportation and the Urban Environment 1. The Urban Environment and the Motor Vehicle Percy Johnson-Marshall 2. Environment and the Transport Planner P. K. McIlroy 3. Environment and the New Mobility James Alan Proudlove 4. Economics, Transport Planning and the Environment K. M. Gwilliam 5. On Assessing the Environmental Impact of Urban Road Traffic Frank Edwin Joyce and Hugh Edgar Williams 6. People, Transport Systems and the Urban Scene: An Overview Part 1 C. A. O’Flaherty 7. People, Transport Systems and the Urban Scene: An Overview Part 2 C. A. O’Flaherty Part 2: Safety 8. Traffic Safety: Problems and solutions John E. Baerwald 9. Traffic Accidents – A Modern Epidemic Murray Mackay 10. The Design of Hybrid Cushion Cars David Foster Part 3: Legislation 11. The Impact of Automotive Transportation on the Environment and Legislative Measures for its Control J. C. D. Blaine 12. The Needs of Communities and Legislation of the Road Transport Planner Anthony David Frank Bampton 13. Legislation and the Motor Car H. J. C. Weighell 14. Mobile Source of Air Pollution – Who Won the War Part 1 S. William Gouse, Jr. 15. Mobile Source of Air Pollution – Who Won the War Part 2 S. William Gouse, Jr. Part 4: Social Issues 16. The Motor Vehicle and the Return of Personalized Transport J. G. B. Hutchins 17. Recreation and Cars Geoffrey Wall 18. Problems of the Poor in an Auto Owning Environment Robert E. Paaswell

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Pollution, Climate and Change

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1931 and 1997 make major contributions to applied climatology. They include environmental debates about greenhouse gases, ozone, acid rain and land, water and air pollution and discuss:

  • The economic, social, political and strategic implications of weather and climate
  • The health & prosperity of future generations
  • The economics of a green economy
  • Sustainable security, poverty and inequitable land distribution
  • And will be of interest to decision makers in agriculture, economics and business, politicians

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change