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Private motorized transport, Los Angeles, USA

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Case study prepared for Global Report on Human Settlements 2013
Abstract:

Los Angeles (LA) became a city synonymous with the automobile during the course of the twentieth century. Nowhere conjures images of endless concrete corridors more so than the ‘city of Angels’. Banham spoke of LA’s freeway system as a ‘single comprehensible place, a coherent state of mind, a complete way of life’ (1971).

This case study examines the city’s affinity with the car, how it came about, and the issues that the city faces as a consequence of its congested, auto-dominated ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Transport Studies Unit
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Host title:
Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013
ISBN:
9789211325683
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-07-31

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