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Traffic Control

Peter D. Norton

in Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the problems brought in by traffic congestion thought to have been created by population density and the concentration of business in small central districts. With the chief ... More


Traffic Efficiency versus Motor Freedom

Peter D. Norton

in Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses traffic control measures taken to increase traffic efficiency. One such measure was the professionally timed traffic light. This provided increased efficiency and safety on the ... More


Conclusion

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the importance of the police. It provides an evaluation of the overall performance of the Delhi police and an analysis of police station-wise crime. The chapter also ... More


The Trouble with Traffic

Marlon Boarnet and Randall C. Crane

in Travel by Design: The Influence of Urban Form on Travel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195123951
eISBN:
9780197561317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195123951.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

What about cars is bad? In turn, what should transportation planners do? In the early years of the automobile era, the transportation planner’s job was to develop street and highway networks. ... More


The Road to Paradise: Building the Trans-Asia Highway

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Trans-Asia Highway project that seeks to create an economic windfall by clearing traffic congestion in and out of the city. It examines the particular role that roads play ... More


Driving into the Flood: Traffic and Climate Change

Alejandro Portes and Ariel C. Armony

in Global Edge: Miami in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297104
eISBN:
9780520969612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297104.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the problems of traffic congestion and rising sea levels plaguing Miami. Traffic congestion has become the major immediate problem in Miami, and the urgency to alleviate it is ... More


The Garden City Idea

Kristin E. Larsen

in Community Architect: The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702464
eISBN:
9781501706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702464.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter provides context for Clarence Samuel Stein's engagement with and translation of Ebenezer Howard's proposed Garden City and for his advocacy of these ideas in his projects, service, ... More


Airport City: Heston

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the city of Heston, a developing and prospering city which is faced with the issues of aircraft noise, traffic congestion, pollution and strong sense that the quality of life ... More


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