The book is systematically divided into 2 parts, Part A is problem oriented and explores the main problems to the transportation disadvantaged; accessibility and affordability. It looks at the consequences of non-accessibility, the problems non-car owners face, and the interplay between housing and transportation; Part B is policy oriented and analyses how current policies tend to forget transport disadvantages. It looks at pragmatic solutions for transport disadvantaged and ends with a design for inclusive transport, being a more radical approach combining sustainability challenges, people's behaviours and emotions, creating more just and equitable mobility.
- Synthesizes academic research and narratives on transport disadvantage and the transport disadvantaged, linking the research with current mobility policies and practices.
- Connects the fight on transport disadvantages with sustainable and smart mobility strategies and looks into car sharing, ride sharing and individualising public transport while de- individualizing car use.
- Has an extensive usage of data, figures, and examples from around the world including Civitas, Polis, and inspiring mobility plans and policies.
Chapter 1: Setting The Scene : A World Of Transport Disadvantages
Chapter 2: Transport Disadvantage In Practice ; Geographical Perspectives
Chapter 3: Transport Disadvantages : Social And Societal Perspectives
Part 2: TOWARDS INCLUSIVE TRANSPORT
Chapter 4: A Marginal Issue? An Analysis Of The Lack Of Attention To Involuntary Transport
Chapter 5: Fighting Involuntary Transport Disadvantages ; The Pragmatic Solutions
Chapter 6: Towards Inclusive Transport; The Radical Approach
Hans Jeekel is the Professor of Societal Aspects of Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. He is a former Member of Parliament in the Netherlands and former Director of the Dutch Transport Research Institute. He a corporate strategist at the Dutch National Highway Agency, and was Chairman of the Board of the Association for European Transport, and author of The Car Dependent Society (Routledge, 2013).