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"Enhancing Resource Sustainability by Transforming Urban and Suburban Transportation," chapter 24 in Linkages of Sustainability

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Urban regions worldwide are dominated by the need to provide for large numbers of high-speed, high-mass vehicles. Current strategies result in congestion, social fragmentation, and environmental degradation. An alternative urban design is presented that incorporates two separate road systems: one for light, low-speed vehicles and another for heavy, high-speed vehicles. This design enhances travel efficiency and sense of community, while minimizing energy use, water pollution, and nonrenewable resource consumption.

Suggested Citation: Delucchi, Mark A. (2010) Enhancing Resource Sustainability by Transforming Urban and Suburban Transportation, chapter 24 in Linkages of Sustainability, T.E. Graedel and E. van der Voet, eds. MIT Press.