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Four visions for the future of public transport

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the turn of the next century.

Growing up, my favorite book was a children’s encyclopedia first published in 1953. One double page spread featured an annotated cityscape, showing all aspects of the built environment—most of which we would still be familiar with now. The various modes of transport illustrated—trains, buses, lorries, taxis, motorcycles, bikes, pedestrians and private cars—still work together as a system in fundamentally the same ways.

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