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A History of British Motorways - G. Charlesworth

A History of British Motorways

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780727701596
Number Of Pages: 328

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In A History of British Motorways, Dr Charlesworth presents a fascinating account of the way political and social attitudes concerning motorways have evolved. He describes the early road policies before and between the two World Wars and goes on to cover the building accelerated in the 1960s; however, during the 1970s objections began to be raised on environmental and social grounds. these, coupled with the oil crisis of 1973/4 and the general downturn in the economy, reduced the progress that was being made. As well as describing the inividual motorways in England, Soctland and Wales, with a separate chapter on urban motorways, the author considers the design and planning, usage and socio-economic aspects of motorways.

* List of figures * list of plates * Chapter 1. Introduction * Chapter 2. Road policies between the wars * Chapter 3. 1939-1950: the years of restriction * Chapter 4. 1950-1960: Motorway construction begins * Chapter 5. 1960-1970: a decade of growth * Chapter 6. 1970-1980: The troubled years * Chapter 7. Truck road motorways in England * Chapter 8. Trunk road motorways in Wales and in Scotland * Chapter 9. Motorways in urban areas * Chapter 10. Planning, design and maintenance * Chapter 11. The usage of motorways * Chapter 12. Some economic and social aspects * index

ISBN: 9780727701596
ISBN-10: 0727701592
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.58