This student-friendly text brings together a formidable range of expert insight to introduce the key ideas, concepts and themes of transport geography. Using an issues-based, qualitative approach, the text features a wide range of case-study material. It explores the relationship between transport geography and wider geographical concerns, as well as connections to other areas of study - economics, engineering, environmental studies, political science, psychology, spatial planning, sociology and transport studies.
Topics emphasized in the book include:
* Centrality of transport as a creator of space and place
* Geographical development of transport systems
* Links between transport and sustainability, mobility, accessibility and spatial development
The book highlights the role of transport geography in globalization, and its interplay with economic, social and environmental geographies at a range of spatial scales. It reviews contemporary policy and the role transport geographers can play in policy debates. Both empirically informed and theoretically robust, this compelling text shows the significance of transport in terms of the needs and demands of future travel.