The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community ties, bankrupted a nation of family shops, and bred a nation of obese children and adults. By getting people to think about their choices, rather than reaching for their car keys, this shows how de-motorisation works: in place of traffic, it offers neighbourly streets and vibrant city centres. We do not need to get rid of cars altogether. What we do need is to change the way we think about travel. This is a passionate, well-argued case for moving away from a car-centred to a people-centred society. Recommended. 192 pages.