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The Resource Street fight : the politics of mobility in San Francisco, Jason Henderson

Street fight : the politics of mobility in San Francisco, Jason Henderson

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Street fight : the politics of mobility in San Francisco
Title
Street fight
Title remainder
the politics of mobility in San Francisco
Statement of responsibility
Jason Henderson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Faced with intolerable congestion and noxious pollution, cities around the world are rethinking their reliance on automobiles. In the United States a loosely organized livability movement seeks to reduce car use by reconfiguring urban space into denser, transit-oriented, walkable forms, a development pattern also associated with smart growth and new urbanism. Through a detailed case study of San Francisco, Jason Henderson examines how this is not just a struggle over what type of transportation is best for the city, but a series of ideologically charged political fights over issues of street space, public policy, and social justice. Historically San Francisco has hosted many activist demonstrations over its streets, from the freeway revolts of the 1960s to the first Critical Mass bicycle rides decades later. Today the city's planning and advocacy establishment is changing zoning laws to limit the number of parking spaces, encouraging new car-free housing near transit stations, and applying transit first policies, such as restricted bus lanes. Yet Henderson warns that the city s accomplishments should not be romanticized. Despite significant gains by livability advocates, automobiles continue to dominate the streets, and the city s financially strained bus system is slow and often unreliable. Both optimistic and cautionary, Henderson argues that ideology must be understood as part of the struggle for sustainable cities and that three competing points of view progressive, neoliberal, and conservative have come to dominate the contemporary discourse about urban mobility. Consistent with its iconic role as an incubator of environmental, labor, civil rights, and peace movements, San Francisco offers a compelling example of how the debate over sustainable urban transportation may unfold both in the United States and globally. -- Book cover
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N$T
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1972-
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Henderson, Jason
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban transportation
  • Transportation
  • City planning
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City planning
  • Transportation
  • California
Label
Street fight : the politics of mobility in San Francisco, Jason Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How we get there matters : ideologies of mobility -- San Francisco's mobility stalemate : a historical geography -- The second freeway revolt : removing the central freeway -- Between walkability and freeways : the politics of parking in San Francisco -- "We are not blocking traffic, we are traffic!" : the politics of bicycle space in San Francisco -- Transit first? : the politics of financing Muni -- Disciplining Muni : revanchism and the gentrification of transit
Control code
ocn846496638
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762608
Lccn
2012050132
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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maps
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22573/ctt5n0hsp
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846496638
Label
Street fight : the politics of mobility in San Francisco, Jason Henderson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How we get there matters : ideologies of mobility -- San Francisco's mobility stalemate : a historical geography -- The second freeway revolt : removing the central freeway -- Between walkability and freeways : the politics of parking in San Francisco -- "We are not blocking traffic, we are traffic!" : the politics of bicycle space in San Francisco -- Transit first? : the politics of financing Muni -- Disciplining Muni : revanchism and the gentrification of transit
Control code
ocn846496638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762608
Lccn
2012050132
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0hsp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846496638

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