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Ways to the West: how getting out of our cars is reclaiming America's frontier

dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Tim, author
dc.contributor.authorUtah State University Press, publisher
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractSullivan uses his careless road trip through the intermountain West to explore how the region is taking on what may be its largest challenge: sustainable transportation. Combining personal travel narrative, historical research, and professional expertise in urban planning, Sullivan takes a critical look at how contemporary Western cities are making themselves more hospitable to life less centered automotive transportation.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe future -- Selling the truck -- The first ride -- Insanity -- 89031 -- The man behind the double-decker buses -- A different kind of street -- Bus number 11 -- Shadowlands -- Greyhound 1: Las Vegas to St. George -- The land -- Black Hill -- On the trail of the padres -- Rio Grande -- Casting lots -- The crossing of the fathers -- The network and the frame -- The inheritance -- Journey to the center -- Restoration -- Recapitulation -- Greyhound II: Salt Lake to Rock Springs -- Opportunity -- Home of the Rock Springs coal -- Crosswinds -- South Pass -- The biggest bust of them all -- Independence Rock -- Colonies -- Greyhound III: Casper to Longmont -- The most important trip of the day -- Two economics -- Corridor of opportunity -- "Hell, it just exploded" -- T-REX -- The equation -- The evolution -- Greyhound IV -- Freedom -- The junction -- A Corridor of ideas (phase one) -- Horale -- The Santa Fe -- Death Valley Scotty, the super chief, and the annihilation of space (phase two) -- Greyhound IV: Flagstaff to Phoenix -- The anti-city (phase three) -- Why are people riding the light rail? -- Waiting for the train -- A city within cities -- The ball boy -- The changing of the guard -- A nice ride -- Adventure -- Motoring -- By the Lincoln Highway -- Packed Veronica -- Bank full -- The Greenbelt -- The Boise bicycle project -- The city's front door -- A low-friction lifestyle -- Greyhound VI: Boise to Portland -- The new mobility -- Moving in place.
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dc.subject.lcshSustainable development -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcshTransportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcshTransportation, Automotive -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcshWest (U.S.) -- Description and travel
dc.titleWays to the West: how getting out of our cars is reclaiming America's frontier


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