TRAMWAYS AND TROLLEYS: THE RISE OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION IN EUROPE
This book is an historical and statistical investigation of the growth of the European electric tramway industry between 1890 and 1910 with primary focus on France, Germany and Great Britain. Data is evaluated in terms of three basic sociological disciplines: Development, diffusion and public management of technology and innovation; patterns of entrepreneurship and economic activity; and the impact of transportation changes upon the urban environment. Conclusions are drawn concerning these and inferences are made about the future. Discussing technological innovation, it is observed that such movements that have vast consequences for society cannot be allowed to run wildly on the basis of what is presently cheapest and most dependable, without proper regard for long-term cost and related negative consequences.
Princeton University Press41 William Street
Princeton, NJ USA 08540
- McKay, J P
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 282 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; History; Public transit; Socioeconomic factors; Streetcars; Technological forecasting; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Economics; History; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00153063
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM