Good Read - Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
By Taras Grescoe
HarperCollins Canada Ltd, 2012
$25.00 USD/ $31.99 CAD
Reviewed by Duncan Hurd
What would the world look like if we stopped engineering our cities for the car?
In Straphanger, we join Taras Grescoe on a journey around the world; traveling by public transportation and exploring several of the transit successes and failures of our time. To Grescoe, public transportation serves a greater purpose than simply moving us around. Public transportation, when done right, helps improve our quality of life, attracts talent and jobs, and enlivens the urban experience.
Whether we’re riding bicycles in Copenhagen or traveling by train in Tokyo, Grescoe helps us understand that the complex solutions to traffic congestion already exist.