£26.99 | $40.95

11 March 2010
ISBN: 9781848130036
270 pages


Economics, Environment

Moving People

Sustainable Transport Development

By Peter Cox

The local and global environmental impacts of transport are more apparent than ever before. Moving People provides an attention-grabbing introduction to the problems of transport and the development of sustainable alternatives, focusing on the often misunderstood issue of personal mobility, as opposed to freight. Re-assessing the value and importance of non-motorized transport the author raises questions about mobility in the face of climate change and energy security, particularly for the developing world. Featuring original case studies from across the globe, this book is essential for anyone studying or working in the area of environmental sustainability and transport policy.


'When reading this book I was overwhelmed with many good memories; Peter Cox gives us a wonderful overview of developments these last decades in the field of mobility. He does not shy away from being technical and detailed on the one hand and generous in placing developments in their time and their continent; and in the context of sustainability. He quotes, explains, congratulates, reflects and brings hope; all in one book, and he does it well. At some point he quotes a Dutch minister who has said: ’We need to bypass the stumbling block of men aged 25-40 who occupy many of the decision making arenas and seem to forget everything else when they discover cost-benefit analyses. I agree wholeheartedly and would therefore like to dedicate this book to these men. They should read this book and by doing so, get back their youthful imagination. Then sustainable mobility will get a chance, where economical, environmental and social aspects of the debate get a fair chance to develop in balance, especially in the field of mobility, and all over the world.' - Pascal J.W. van den Noort, Executive Director Velo Mondial

'This book should be read by all interested in transport - especially politicians,local authority councillors, town planners and transportation engineers. The problem of congestion,global warming,future oil supplies and population growth are all factors requiring a rethink on transport and utilising public transport and the sustainable modes of non-motorised transport, especially mankind's greatest invention viz the bicycle.' - Louis De Waal, Chairman Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Movement and Mobility
2. Sustainable Development and EcoMobility
3. The Problem of Car-dominance
4. Automobility and its Alternatives
5. The City as a System: Transport as Network
6. Mobility in the Mega-City: Delhi
7. Non Motorised Transport: Bicycles and other wheeled vehicles
8. Bicycle and NMT programmes in Action
9. Bicycles and Rickshaws in South Asia
10. Institutional changes

About the Author:

Peter Cox is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Development Studies and the Department of Social and Communications Studies at the University of Chester, UK