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

Jessica E. Schoner


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.


Transit; Networks; Land Use; Suburbs; Density

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