• Bibliography

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    “The Riders Pay”." New York Times, New York, N.Y.: Sep 8, 2008. pg. A.22

    The article talks about New York City’s under funded mass-transit system and how the debt will end up paying by the riders.

    Cooke, Roxanne. " Locals turn to bikes to avoid high gas prices." McClatchy - Tribune Business News. Washington: Sep 19, 2008.

    Story told by bike shop owner on how the gas prices causes people to switch from cars to bikes.

    Anonymous. “The Future for Hydrogen in Automotive Transportation”." Transportation Business Journal, Atlanta: October, 2008. pg. 86

    Despite advances in fuel-cell technology development and a raised awareness of the need to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, barriers to a hydrogen economy remain - not least the lack of a viable hydrogen supply infrastructure and concerns over the well-to-wheel benefits of hydrogen. Anonymous." ECO-CITIES of the Future." Scientific American, Vol. 18 Issue 4 (2008), p68-73, 6p, 3 maps, 6 color.

    This article describes the development of carbon neutral neighborhoods in urban areas including Treasure Island in San Francisco, California, Dongtan, China, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The combination of private and public capital invested in these urban development projects is assessed. Green transportation, energy generation, and land use strategies in place in each city are described

    Ascher, Kate. The Works: Anatomy Of a City. The Penguin Press, New York, 2005.

    This Book has some introductory to New York’s public infrastructures and how they work. It also has information on the problem of traffic in NYC. For example, the most congested location in the cities and usuages of busy tonnels at rush hours.

    Schaller, Bruce. Congestion pricing And The Future Of NYC: Addressing The Objections. Gotham Gazette, December 2006, accessed 25 September 2008; available from http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/transportation/20061213/16/2060/

    The Article talks about the ten goals Mayor Michael Bloomberg would like to achieve as a long-term planning for New York City to meet the three major challenges. One of these challenges is traffic congestion. The ten goals include car congestion fee and more capacity to regional mass transit system.

    Vickrey, William. Principles of Efficient Congestion Pricing. Columbia University, 1992, accessed 25 September 2008; available from http://www.vtpi.org/vickrey.htm

    The article talks about congestion pricing and its principles and how it should be applied on to cities for road and parking. The article also mentions William Vickrey whom is considered as the father of congesting pricing.

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    steve, You have chosen a very promising direction for your thesis. Issues surrounding transportation are of crucial importance right now, from the need for independence from unreliable sources of petroleum, to problems with global warming, to the social consequences of congestion and sprawl, we have a desperate need for innovations in the area of transportation. Of course, since this is such an important topic, many people are looking for answers, so it might be difficult to come up with something new and important. But I think you are looking in the right places. I like the idea of a hybrid bicycle that can go 80 km (although it also sound dangerous!). One very nice thing about this topic is that, here in NYC, we live in a giant laboratory of transportation innovation, some of it very successful, others less so, some of it highly speculative others very practical. Why do think that the congestion pricing scheme that Bloomberg tried for failed? What does that say about America? I believe you said that you are interested in the new street layouts that Bloomberg is testing. What have you observed? Do people like the new arrangements? I read about a traffic engineer in denmark who does not believe in using signs. There's a good article about him in Wired.

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