Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book looks at the current situation of transport in UK cities and considers how we can get ease congestion and move toward a more sustainable future. Accessibly written, Urban Transport without the hot air looks past the misconceptions that surround town planning and development, using the evidence of cities in Britain and Europe. Steve Melia not only reveals surprising conclusions about our urban environments, he also suggests a way forward that can not only ease the traffic in our streets, but can also create cleaner, more pleasant places to live. Not only a realistic view of transport on a city-wide basis, it also answers the crucial question of 'what can I do?'.