The Geography of Transport Systems
Author(s): Rodrigue, Jean-Paul
All authors:
Jean-Paul Rodrigue
Host organisation:
CoE Southern California U, USA
Publication year: 2013
Published in:
Routledge
Research theme: Mobility and Access
Keywords:
Geography, transport systems
Type:
Book
Summary:
Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this textbook.
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