New PDF release: A History of British Motorways

By G. Charlesworth

ISBN-10: 0727701592

ISBN-13: 9780727701596

In A background of British Motorways, Dr Charlesworth offers a desirable account of ways political and social attitudes pertaining to motorways have evolved.  He describes the early street guidelines sooner than and among the 2 global Wars and is going directly to disguise the construction sped up within the Nineteen Sixties; in spite of the fact that, through the Nineteen Seventies objections started to be raised on environmental and social grounds.These, coupled with the oil predicament of 1973/4 and the final downturn within the financial system, diminished the development that used to be being made.

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It is a measure of the post-war delay in road construction that in March 1945 consulting engineers Sir Owen Williams and Partners had been invited by the Ministry of Transport to undertake preliminary investigations into the possibility of constructing a by-pass of the A48 at Newport to motorway standards. A Public Inquiry was held in 194 T and the scheme was scheduled under the Special Roads Act 1949. Although design work had progressed to near tender stage, it was deferred in 1952 and not started up again until 1960.

7. T. The ideal road system and its economy. Institution of Highway Engineers, London, 1947. 8. T. Traffic problems with particular relation to South Wales. Institution of Highway Engineers, London, 1949. 9. BRITISH ROAD FEDERATION. Economics of motorways. British Road Federation, London, 1948. 10. E. Design and layout of motorways. J. Instn Highway Engrs, 1948, 1, No. 2. 11. DRAKE J. Road plan for Lancashire. Lancs CC, Preston, 1949. 12. SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Report on the prevention of road accidents.

2-Roads. Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 1942. 29 A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOTORWAYS 2. INSTITUTION OF MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY ENGINEERS. Memorandum to the Minister of Works and Planning. Institution of Municipal and County Engineers, London, 1943. 3. INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERS. The post-war development of highways. Institution of Highway Engineers, London, 1943. 4. COMMITTEE ON LAND UTILIZATION IN RURAL AREAS (The Lord Justice Scott Committee). Report. Command 6378. HMSO, London, 1942. 5.

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