The Motorway Achievement, Volume 1
The creation of the UK motorway network in the second half of the 20th century facilitated a dramatic improvement in the mobility of people and goods and contributed greatly to the prosperity enjoyed today. Key coverage Recounts the many attempts to promote substantial road improvement and new road planning in the first half of the 20th century Includes a reprint of Sir Frederick Cook's seminal report along with other papers reflecting the altered attitude to motorways An account of Harold Watkinson's contribution, who, though not the first to announce a motorway, did more than most Ministers of Transport to initiate the motorway programme Economic appraisal and forecasting techniques used The technical problems that had to be mastered in the persistent search for better value for money How the Transport Research Laboratory contributed to better safety through its interest in engineering, materials and design Chapter devoted to geometric design
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The economic justification for and delivery of affordable
The orientation of motorways
Resolving issues in the design and construction of motorways
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