BROADER CONSEQUENCES OF IMPROVED RURAL TRANSPORT: THREE-WHEELED VEHICLES IN CRETE

A new design of three-wheeled vehicles has evolved in Crete, Greece, to serve the needs of the agricultural sector. The vehicle appears to have been in part responsible for the economic revival of agriculture in Crete. The three-wheelers borrowed much of their early technology from two-wheeled rototillers but quickly evolved into a unique vehicle. The rapidity of development suggests a largely unfulfilled need for rural transport in less developed countries. The three-wheelers have also been responsible for an improved quality of life in the rural areas. (ERA citation 04:046900)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • World Future Society meeting, Berlin, F.R. Germany, 8 May 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Meier, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790553-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1980 12:00AM