Two suggestions for you:
1. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Written in
1961 it was extremely insightful, and still very relevant today. I found it
to be a bit of a heavy read in some places.
2. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. It's not about roads and
transportation, so it's more of an optional read. As a supporting theme,
the author describes how cheap transportation and highways have allowed the
proliferation of fast food joints and changed various processes of food
production along the way. I haven't finished it yet, but I've definitely
been impressed with the connections made between auto-based transportation,
the built environment and profits.
From: "madhatter798" <madhatter798@...
Subject: term paper
hi. I'm a high school student about to start a 10-page history paper
on modern highways and how they affected city design. I support car-
free cities, but I would like to make this essay as unbiased as
possible. I'm having trouble finding good sources, so I would
appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction or
suggest some sources.