Transport for suburbia: Beyond the automobile age, by Paul Mees


  • Jessica E. Schoner University of Minnesota



Transit, Networks, Land Use, Suburbs, Density


This book review summarizes and evaluates Transport for Suburbia: Beyond the Automobile Age, by Paul Mees. The argument in Transport for Suburbia is that density is not a necessary prerequisite for an effective transit system, and that transfers can be used as a tool to expand the scope of a transit network. Mees presents this argument and his suggestions for improving transit service through a series of narratives about car culture, land use, and best and worst case transit system scenarios.

Author Biography

Jessica E. Schoner, University of Minnesota

Candidate, M.S., Civil Engineering/Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2013 Research Assistant - Hiawatha Transitway Impacts Bike Walk GIS Intern - Transit for Livable Communities Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Minnesota



How to Cite

Schoner, J. E. (2012). Transport for suburbia: Beyond the automobile age, by Paul Mees. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 5(2).



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