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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 7

NOT DRIVING IN THE CITY!

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As we have remarked already, cities come in many shapes and sizes. In many large cities such as London and New York, the public transportation system is so good that one can get easily from almost anywhere to anywhere else in the city without using a car. Indeed, under these circumstances a car can be something of an encumbrance, especially if one lives in a restricted parking zone. So for this chapter we’ll travel by bus, subway, train, or quite possibly, rickshaw. Whichever we use, the discussion will be kept quite general. But first we examine a situation that can be more frustrating than amusing if you ...

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