Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives

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Island Press
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5.98 X 8.98 X 0.63 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are Canadian urban mobility advocates who strive to communicate the benefits of sustainable transport and inspire happier, healthier, more human-scale cities. They are now working full-time for transport-related organizations in the Netherlands; Chris for the Dutch Cycling Embassy, and Melissa for Mobycon.
"My husband and I, my school-aged daughter, and my elderly father cannot wait to live in the cities this book describes. The table of contents is a veritable wish list for the ideal city--one that is safe, accessible, affordable, and enjoyable for all. The Bruntletts' book shows what is possible. Whether it's bike infrastructure, reduced noise and speed limits, alternative mobility options or walkable streets (or--one can dream--all of the above), this book persuasively argues for people not cars. A wonderful resource for anyone looking to make (and live in) cities for people."--Allison Arieff, Senior Editor, City Monitor
"Beautifully written, a must-read, especially by decision-makers everywhere. As the world's urban population will double within the lives of our children, it's critical to understand the benefits of having fewer cars in our lives. This must be the future: healthier and happier people in equitable and sustainable cities."--Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, Founder & Chair, 8 80 Cities and Ambassador, World Urban Parks
"These are good times ahead and we need to be bold. This book is a good foundation for a better world."--Fred Kent, Founder & Former President, Project for Public Spaces and Cofounder, Placemaking Fund with two programs, Placemakingx and Social Life Project
"Curbing Traffic provides a fascinating overview of how city space can be re-imagined from the perspectives of those who live there"
-- "Arts Talk Magazine"