FIGHTING TRAFFIC

Download Fighting Traffic ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to FIGHTING TRAFFIC book pdf for free now.

Fighting Traffic

Author : Peter D. Norton
ISBN : 9780262293884
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 71.49 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 149
Read : 234

Before the advent of the automobile, users of city streets were diverse and included children at play and pedestrians at large. By 1930, most streets were primarily a motor thoroughfares where children did not belong and where pedestrians were condemned as "jaywalkers." In Fighting Traffic, Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles, the American city required not only a physical change but also a social one: before the city could be reconstructed for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be socially reconstructed as places where motorists belonged. It was not an evolution, he writes, but a bloody and sometimes violent revolution. Norton describes how street users struggled to define and redefine what streets were for. He examines developments in the crucial transitional years from the 1910s to the 1930s, uncovering a broad anti-automobile campaign that reviled motorists as "road hogs" or "speed demons" and cars as "juggernauts" or "death cars." He considers the perspectives of all users--pedestrians, police (who had to become "traffic cops"), street railways, downtown businesses, traffic engineers (who often saw cars as the problem, not the solution), and automobile promoters. He finds that pedestrians and parents campaigned in moral terms, fighting for "justice." Cities and downtown businesses tried to regulate traffic in the name of "efficiency." Automotive interest groups, meanwhile, legitimized their claim to the streets by invoking "freedom" -- a rhetorical stance of particular power in the United States. Fighting Traffic offers a new look at both the origins of the automotive city in America and how social groups shape technological change.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fighting Traffic

Author : Peter D. Norton
ISBN : 0262516128
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 85.30 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 585
Read : 753

The fight for the future of the city street between pedestrians, street railways, andpromoters of the automobile between 1915 and 1930.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Streetfight

Author : Janette Sadik-Khan
ISBN : 9780143128977
Genre : Bicycle traffic flow
File Size : 72.53 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 775
Read : 1258

As NYC's Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s greatest, toughest cities into dynamic spaces safe for pedestrians and bikers. Her approach was dramatic and effective: she rewrote the rule book and involved local artists in a radical approach to city planning. In Streetfight, Sadik-Khan writes about the struggles she faced while making her approach work, and how it is now being implemented.
Category: Bicycle traffic flow

Fighting The Mafia Renewing Sicilian Culture

Author : Leoluca Orlando
ISBN : 9781594034015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 81.85 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 330
Read : 746

Growing up in an aristocratic family that seems almost to have stepped out of the pages of The Leopard, Leoluca Orlando entered law and politics in the late 1970s as one of the young idealists identified with the Catholic Church who were challenging the Mafia’s control of Sicilian life. At about the same moment, life in Sicily was becoming more perilous. As if the “old” Mafia had not been bad enough, a new and particularly vicious Mafia sect based in the town of Corleone was murdering its way to power. Fueled by profits from the international heroin trade, this mafia gansteristica made Sicily into an Italian Lebanon and filled the international press with pictures of bloody bodies—those of Mafia rivals as well as police and government law enforcement officials. One of the figures most prominently identified with Italy’s offensive against the Mafia, Orlando has endured repeated assassination attempts and even today travels with a bodyguard. Fighting the Mafia is his dramatic tale of witness and survival, of his effort to expose Mafia infiltration into the highest levels of Italian life and politics, and of the movements he helped to build—in schools and churches and at the ballot box—to recapture Sicilian culture and inspire a renaissance of democracy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Girls Like Us

Author : Rachel Lloyd
ISBN : 9780062105745
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 64.59 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 145
Read : 956

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City’s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fighting Poverty Together

Author : A. Karnani
ISBN : 9780230120235
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.50 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 696
Read : 970

In this hard-hitting polemical Karnani demonstrates what is wrong with today's approaches to reducing poverty. He proposes an eclectic approach to poverty reduction that emphasizes the need for business, government and civil society to partner together to create employment opportunities for the poor.
Category: Business & Economics

Fight Your Tickets

Author : Erick Jeffery
ISBN : 9780986544613
Genre : Traffic courts
File Size : 23.65 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 640
Read : 522

Category: Traffic courts

Fighting For Space

Author : Travis Lupick
ISBN : 9781551527130
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.20 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 343
Read : 164

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Over the past twenty-five years, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighborhood organized themselves in response to the growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. The "genocide" in Vancouver finally sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience. Fighting for Space tells that story—including case studies in Ohio, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Washington state—with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.
Category: Social Science

Military Migrants

Author : V. Ware
ISBN : 9781137010032
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 928
Read : 909

This is the first book to examine "migrant-soldiers' in the British army and places the phenomenon of Britain's multicultural army in relation to British culture, history and nationalism. It also explores the impact of war on UK society during the 21st Century
Category: Social Science