Transport Revolution: Roads

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  • Created by: Frankey
  • Created on: 12-05-10 17:48

Problems in 1700:

  • In poor condition
    • Carriages broke
    • Horses legs broke
  • Highway men
  • Slow
    • 2 weeks London to Holyhead
  • Goods could only be carried on:
    • Pack horse
    • Mule
    • or by sea
  • Traffic began to increase
    • due to population growth

Solutions:

  • 1555 Parish System
    • 6 days work or provided equipment if rich
      • poor solution
        • haphazard
  • Parliament controls:
    • weight of vehicles
    • size of wheel
  • Turnpike Trust
      • Act of parliament
      • toll gate
      • toll booth
      • Profit goes towards:
        • improvements
        • equipment
    • Problems with Turnpike Trust:
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