ABSTRACT

This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography.

The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia.

This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

chapter 1|48 pages

Transportation and geography

chapter 2|46 pages

Transportation and the spatial structure

chapter 3|32 pages

Transportation, economy and society

chapter 4|46 pages

Transportation modes

chapter 5|34 pages

Transportation terminals

chapter 7|40 pages

Urban transportation

chapter 8|23 pages

Transport, energy and environment

chapter 9|29 pages

Transport planning and policy

chapter 10|53 pages

Methods in transport geography