ERIC Number: ED327380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Alternatives to the Automobile: Transport for Livable Cities. Worldwatch Paper 98.
Lowe, Marcia D.
The numerous and widespread problems associated with the automobile are discussed. Traffic congestion, air pollution, and oil dependence are some of the reasons why the use of alternative fuels is necessary. A proposal is made for a new transport environment where walking, bicycling, and public transportation are used to complement the use of the automobile. Gradual restructuring of cities and suburbs to make alternatives viable and to lessen the need for driving is also discussed. Chapters include: (1) "From Servant to Master"; (2) "Getting on Track"; (3) "Cities for People"; (4) "The Road Not Taken"; and (5) "A Policy Overhaul." (KR)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuels, Motor Vehicles, Natural Resources, Pollution, Science Education, Traffic Control, Transportation
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.