The Geography of Urban Transportation


In this classic text and professional resource, leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. The book features more than 100 maps, charts, and photographs.

New to This Edition:

• Heightened emphasis on policy.

• Chapters on intercity travel and transportation finance.

• Concluding chapter that integrates key themes and provides some practical approaches to solving urban transportation problems.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Susan Hanson
  • Thomas R. Leinbach
  • Peter O. Muller
  • Donald G. Janelle
  • Robert A. Johnston
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004