The book examines the changing countryside under the influence of regional development and changing land use patterns. Chapters discuss such topics as changes in farming, the landscape and the rural community. One chapter 'transport in the countryside' examines the effect of a gradually changing transport system on a rural community. The increasing use of private transport, offering increased mobility to rural communities, has reduced the remoteness of rural areas. This in turn has led to the withdrawal of bus and train services so depriving the non-car owning section of the population of transport facilities. The effect of policies designed to encourage the concentration of shopping and employment facilities is discussed as well as the direction of financial support to encourage public transport in rural areas. The effect of increasing tourist traffic accessibility and highway construction on the countryside is also examined. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Chatto and Windus Limited

    William IV Street
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Macewen, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 7011 2170 X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM