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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 8

DRIVING IN THE CITY

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As noted in the previous chapter, in many very large cities a car is not needed at all. But there also are many cities and towns where it is essential to have a vehicle. One advantage of driving over public transportation can be that one does not have to keep stopping at intermediate locations on the way to one’s destination (traffic permitting). Of course, the daily commute can be extremely frustrating when it is of the stop-and-start variety, and the gas consumption becomes prohibitive. At the time of writing the price of petrol in the UK is far higher (by a factor of two) than the equivalent cost of gas in ...

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