Human Transit

How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

  • Authors
  • Jarrett Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion, economic development, and climate change. While many people support transit in the abstract, it is often difficult to channel that support into good public transit investments.


In Human Transit, Jarrett Walker explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems, the process for fitting technology to a particular community, and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or a concerned citizen, this accessible guide to achieving successful public transit will help you to enrich any community.


City planning Community development Local transit

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