WIT Press

The Development Of Transport And Changing Attitudes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950181

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

1,258 kb

Author(s)

C.M. Peters

Abstract

The development of transport is inextricably linked to the general development of civilisation as we understand it today, and this paper examines these connections through a review of the development of transport. The review specifically investigates transport with regard to trade, land-use, the development of the car and the transport infrastructure and their impact on the environment. 1 Introduction The Twentieth Century: in 1916 Henri Dieterding^ of Royal Dutch Shell anticipated 'A Century of Travel \ in 1973 Galbraith^ identified 'An Age of Uncertainty', in 1992 Yergin^ described 'The Century of Oil', more recently Hobsbawm^ reflected upon 'An Age of Extremes'. The twentieth century has indeed been all of these. The quest for travel and the power to do it has dominated the century. The results of this appear to be bringi

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