DO OUR ROADS PAY?

A description is given of the constraints, investments, incomes and expenditures of British road and rail systems. Factors affecting the railway deficit are considered including inflation, price control, recession and overmanning, and accounts for 1974 are given in tabular form. Road costs and revenues are calculated for a hypothetical "British roads board" using the sum of license and fuel duties as road revenue. Expenditure includes an estimate for noise, pollution and visual intrusion. It is concluded that the loss on the roads is comparable to that on the railways but it is admitted that much subjective judgement is involved. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Architects Press Limited

    9 Queen Annes Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bispham, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 681-83
  • Serial:
    • ARCHITECTS JOURNAL
    • Volume: 163
    • Issue Number: 14
    • Publisher: ARCHITECTURAL PRESS LTD
    • ISSN: 0003-8466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM