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New book hopes to effect attitude shift towards the private car

Improvements to public transit alone can't move cities toward sustainable transportation systems.

Engler: People have passive hostility to the private car but are not politicized against it.Montréal, QC, May 18, 2011: According to Yves Engler, as reported in the Coop media de Montréal, car culture and automobile-centric city planning must be replaced by a shift in attitude if public transportation systems are to improve. Provincial governments must play a more significant role in developing urban planning strategies that promote active and collective transportation.

"'The car has been a vehicle of the socialization of costs and privatization of profits,' said Yves Engler.

He and coauthor Bianca Mugyenyi were promoting their new book, Stop signs: Cars and capitalism on the road to economic, social, and ecological decay, which argues that North American transportation systems have been developed for, and dominated by, the private car.

Their thesis was framed in what Mugyenyi dubbed their 'anti-car road trip': a voyage around the United States without a license between themÂ…"

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Posted: May 26, 2011

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