"A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure," said Margaret Thatcher.
Self-proclaimed straphanger Taras Grescoe disagrees.
As in his book Straphanger, Taras will take you on a global journey that has him boarding high-speed trains, sparking tramways and buses. He examines the damage automobiles have caused to the world's greatest cities and opens a discussion about how a global revolution in transportation can bring them back from the brink.
Grescoe is also author of the popular book of one seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent - sustainable - meal, in Bottomfeeders.