Taxi! Urban economics and the social & transport impacts of the taxicab

James Cooper, Ray Mundy, John Nelson

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Abstract

The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to the current variations of vehicle type and operation, to predictions for its future development. Also addressed here is the impact which this ubiquitous form of transport has on contemporary urban life, and the analytical tools being used and developed for its licensing and control.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham, United Kingdom
PublisherAshgate
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)0754676285, 978-0754676287
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2010

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NameTransport and Society
PublisherAshgate

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Cooper, J., Mundy, R., & Nelson, J. (2010). Taxi! Urban economics and the social & transport impacts of the taxicab. (Transport and Society). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate .