THE RISE AND RISE OF ROAD TRANSPORT, 1700-1990

The authors of this volume offer a corrective to a bias they detect in the historical transport literature in favor of canals and railways and at the expense of roads. In five main parts, the book presents its story from the pre-railway era to what is called the Motorway Age. In the final section they claim that road transport was always the most important transport mode and is more important than ever in the 1990s. However, they do concede that there are growing problems relating to traffic congestion and environmental pollution. Thus they end the book with the question many are now asking: "are the numbers of vehicles on some of Britain's roads, especially in towns and cities, already reaching their ultimate limit?

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    MACMILLAN PRESS LIMITED

    HOUNDMILLS
    BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE  United Kingdom  RG21 6XS
  • Authors:
    • Barker, T
    • Gerhold, D
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0333379411
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1994 12:00AM