This feature celebrates 100 years of Surveyor magazine by giving examples of road transport and other issues and subjects that were covered in each of the 20th century's decades. In 1900, an extensive tramway was planned for the English city of Sunderland, and some serious road accidents were reported. In 1910, a meeting of the Surveyors' Institution addressed the issue of road construction and maintenance, and questioned the county surveyor's role. In the 1920s, the London boroughs began to complain about congestion. In 1930, an MP proposed new arterial roads for fast motor transport, bypassing roads and villages, and the improvement of existing roads. In the early 1940s, the effects of World War Two were evident, and much waste was recycled. Road safety statistics were prominent in 1950, and the engineer's role in road safety began to be understood better. In 1960, the first UK motorway services were opened on the M1, and road pricing began to be debated. In 1970, women began to play an important part in civil engineering. In 1980, a transport planner suggested how bus services could play a central part in an integrated transport policy. In 1990, the 'package approach' to local transport funding began in the UK. In the 1990s, there was unprecedented concern about the environment and the weather.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-21
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 186
    • Issue Number: 5563
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00788437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2000 12:00AM