Sustainable Transport Without the Hot Air
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Join the Plymouth Green and Science Book Club to discuss Sustainable Transport Without the Hot Air by Steve Melia.

We are delighted to have David Bricknell give a 40 minute presentation on this book, followed by 50 minutes for Q&A and discussion.

Sustainable Transport Without the Hot Air questions the misunderstandings that have influenced politicians, transport planners, and the general public, asking: Are governments trying to “get us out of our cars?” Is better public transport the solution to congestion in cities? What effect would more house building have on traffic and transport? Using seven British and European cities as case studies, Sustainable Transport Without the Hot Air finds solutions. Interviews with political leaders, such as Ken Livingstone; transport planners; and campaigners, including Bill Bryson, reveal some surprising conclusions to remedy urban transport problems.

David Bricknell CEng, FRINA, BSc (Hons) is a Naval Architect and Engineer, a concerned environmentalist and a consultant in low carbon marine and other transport. He is an enthusiastic rambler and the author of a number of well reviewed books on electric vehicles and is an authority on the subject. Steve Melia’s book provided the framework for “Combustion free Mobility for Plymouth” which David wrote in co-operation with Climate Action Plymouth.

The meeting is open to all and will be delivered via Zoom at (passcode: 384196).

Contact Alan Ramage ( for further information.

Plymouth Green and Science Book Club is supported by the University of Plymouth, the Sustainable Earth Institute and the Eden Project.

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