A Brief History of the Motorway Age (ePub)
by David Starkie



In spite of the controversy now generated by new road building, Britain during the early post-war decades witnessed a huge and – to some – impressive investment in roads, tunnels and bridges, including the new ‘technology’ of motorways. But why were elaborate road schemes then thought necessary; why the early concentration on building roads between cities; how did cities cope in the meantime with a rising tide of traffic; how did they continue to cope once road plans were abandoned; how did policies translate into decisions to build particular roads and when to build them and did political considerations dominate? The book focuses on these and similar issues, picking out the most important events and personalities involved and provides a valuable insight into ‘how’ and ‘why’ road policies changed during the forty years following the Second World War. This ebook is a text summary of the illustrated, referenced and indexed flexi-edition: The Motorway Age: How Post-War Governments Reacted to Rapid Traffic Growth, published by Riverside Publishing Solutions.

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5758 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Riverside Publishing Solutions (17 Dec. 2018)
  • Language: English


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