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Modern societies now rely almost entirely on oil for moving people and freight. The impacts on transport of scarcer and more expensive oil pose major challenges to humanity. They require revolutions in our thinking about mobility, and consequent changes in all forms of transport.

Transport Revolutions analyses five episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods have travelled. It examines the worldwide state of transport today, especially its energy use and its impacts, positive and negative. The authors then show, focusing on the United States and China, how ample movement of people and freight could be sustained beyond 2025 with much-reduced dependence on oil. Preparations for the end of cheap oil include:
  • Substantial use of electricity to power land transport
  • Use of wind to help power water transport
  • Reduced movement of people and goods by air
  • New approaches to transport planning, finance, and management.
Written for transport professionals, planners, policymakers, managers, and investors, Transport Revolutions will appeal to all who need to keep ahead of mobility changes.

About the Author

Richard Gilbert is a consultant and retired municipal politician with The City of Toronto, who has authored, co-authored and edited 14 books, including Sustainable Transport In Hong Kong, as well as numerous government books and journals. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Anthony Perl is the Director of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University. He has acted as government advisor in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France and the US on transportation and environmental research. He has co-edited and co-authored four books including The Integrity Gap: Canada's Environmental Policy and Institutions. He lives in Vancouver.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers; Second Edition edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865716609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865716605
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Having purchased this book in 2011, I regret that I did not have the time to read it sooner. Writing this review serves to both atone for this and bring the book to the attention of a wider audience.

First and foremost, the title, Transport Revolutions--Moving People and Freight without Oil suggests that this book is one of the usual advocacies for alternative fuels, new technology, etc. While this may be true, to me the book's main value is its serving as an overview of the transportation industry from a nontraditional perspective. This ranges from the market share of various transportation modes to the role of transportation as a driver of economic activity.

Additionally there are some interesting concepts which go well beyond the usual suggestions of, for example, railroad electrification. These include the creation of a Transportation Redevelopment Administration and an even more radical proposal: a national ethos of shared sacrifice, a byproduct of which would be a focus on recasting transportation priorities.

Other interesting concepts include:
1. Focus on the value of time--for example, the past definition of cities based on how far one could walk by foot in an hour, and for the future, the redistribution of time as a way of inducing passengers to use slower, but more time-productive, modes of transportation.
2. Different perspectives for comparison of China with the USA, including the conventional comparison of transportation per capita but also the differences in leadership--China by engineers, the USA by lawyers;
3. Production subsidies involved in automobile manufacturing (as opposed to highway construction) in the USA; and
4. The relatively small role that transportation plays in the USA's national infrastructure budget.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wild bill on September 29, 2013
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One of these days we wil run out of oil. The author explains ways of cping with this in the future. Well though out.
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Hello,

Likely. From "Transport Revolutions" very much data is revealed about vehicle fuels in a large range of transport use. Given perhaps a decade, as indicated for possibilities of China development, electricity will dominate.
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