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Car Sick
Solutions for Our Car-addicted Culture


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Car Sick
Solutions for Our Car-addicted Culture

by Lynn Sloman (Author)



ISBN: 9781903998762


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A radical proposal to break the car habit and create a society based round people, not cars

The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community ties, bankrupted a nation of family shops, and bred a nation of obese children and adults. Politicians stumble from one transport crisis to the next. Lynn Sloman proposes a novel way forward - not through the big-bang civil engineering projects, but by getting people to think about their choices, rather than reaching for their car keys. She shows how de-motorisation works: in place of traffic, it offers neighbourly streets and vibrant city centres. Copenhagenis decision to createpedestrian streets in the city centre has made it an outdoor theatre, filled with celebration and spectacle even in winter. From small towns like Langenlois in Austria, to the centre of London, de-motorisation is transforming urban surroundings. We do not need to get rid of cars altogether. What we do need is to change the way we think about travel. Car Sick is a passionate, well-argued case for moving away from a car-centred to a people-centred society.


ISBN 190399876
ISBN13 9781903998762
Publisher Green Books
Format Paperback
Publication date 31/03/2006
Pages 192
Weight (grammes) 304
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

Carsothe ultimate mixed blessing
Why the political system canit tackle transport
Soft, small, stubborn: principles of de-motorisation
De-motorising the rush hour: some soft solutions
Better public transport, or why buses run around empty
Cycling: stripping off the spandex
De-motorising planning, or whose idea was it to drive there anyway?
Civic space reclaimed: the dawn of the de-motorised city
How much traffic can we get rid of?
De-motorising yourself
What does the future hold?