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An excellent book. In my opinion this is essential reading for anyone interested in transport planning or sustainability in cities. Mees does an excellent job of critiquing some of the more ingrained and incorrect assumptions about public transport and density and shows that public transport can work in "sprawling" cities, providing there is the political will and good planning policy in place.
My only gripe of the literature is that Mees doesn't offer much in the way of how political path dependency can be overcome and sensible transport planning can become ingrained in the system. I guess he never figured that out, else his home city of Melbourne might not be the car dominated landscape it is today.
 

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Great overview, very analytical and balanced and provides a great starting point for aspiring transportation engineers.

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