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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Jacobs, Jane
Book
1961
Jacobs' iconoclastic and brilliant observations on why cities work, and why they don't.
The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"
Stromberg, Joseph
Article
2015
Stromberg provides a historical overview of how jaywalking was pushed to become a crime by automotive companies in order to normalize the reign of automobiles over pedestrians in the streets.
Gute Argumente: Verkehr
Seifried, Dieter
Book
1990
Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativ...
Pedalling Upwind: Why Halting Highway Construction Belongs on the Bicyclist's Agenda
Article
1992
Roads are at the crux of almost every current environmental problem, and hence, halting the expansion of the highway system (and other parts of our auto-dependent culture) is one of the most effectiv...
Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns: Better Living with Less Traffic
Engwicht, David
Book
1993
Cars destroy the environment; people should embrace alternative modes of transportation like bycycling and walking to make urban areas safer and enviromentally sound.
The Secret History of Jaywalking: The Disturbing Reason It Was Outlawed - And Why We Should Lift the Ban
Mangla, Ravi
Article
2015
Mangla narrates the origins of jaywalking and the reason why it was made illegal.
The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Sewell, John
Book
2009
Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have ...

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Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Transport Action Canada
Transport 2000 Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan federation of consumer groups and individuals which advocates improved rail passenger, air, bus, marine and urban transportation throughout Canada. ...

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Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
The voice of the Canadian recreation vehicle industry, representing dealers, rental agents, parts and service facilities, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and the final users. A non-profit association to promote professional...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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Allen Road
William R. Allen Road is a short expressway in Toronto. The portion south of Sheppard Avenue was originally constructed as part of the Spadina Expressway project. The Spadina Expressway was a proposed...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
1994
A history of American English.
People vs expressways battle is on again
Diemer, Ulli
1976
The battle against expressways is on again. The plan for a grid of expressways that would rip into the city of Toronto, supposedly buried by the Davis government in 1971, has been resurrected. After b...
The Streets Belong to the People
Expressway Disputes in Canada, c. 1960 - 75
Robinson, Danielle
2012
PhD Thesis, McMaster University, 2012
Travel from Daejeon to Sejong by bike (Watch it from the air)
2015
Aerial view of the bicycle road between Daejeon and Sejong, both cities are located 2~3 hours south of Seoul. Solar panels not only generate power but also provide protection to cyclists from sun and ...