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HOW IS TRAFFIC ORGANISED


HOW IS TRAFFIC ORGANISED?
HOW IS TRAFFIC ORGANISED?

Use of transport. Cars, buses, ships and planes. The wheel, an invention of vital, historical importance. Roman roadways, how they were laid and their history. Urban traffic: the Highway Code, pavements, traffic lights. Automation: traffic control. Summary.


INTRODUCTION
-Transportation has become very important in our modern civilisation.
-The wheel was one of History’s most important inventions, since it originated the first vehicles used for transportation purposes.
-The first roadways.
-Babylon and the Highway Code.
-Romans: 80.000 Km of first-class roads
-Characteristics of the Roman roads.
-Repairs were carried out for military purposes.
-The increase in road vehicles.
-The construction of new roads
-Johan McAdam: arched road surfaces with good drainage.
-Vehicles with tyres
-Modification of the road surfaces
-Motorways


MOTORWAYS
-Roads originally were conceived for high-speed traffic.
-The Construction of the German motorways.
-Characteristics of modern motorways.

URBAN TRAFFIC
-New York (1903) Highway Code.
-Traffic-lights
-Different kinds of road signs: danger, obligatory and prohititive signs
-The STOP signs
-Pedestrians and pavements for their protection
-Cities: excessive number of vehicles. Increase of noise and pollution

AUTOMATION
-Practically the traffic-control of all transport systems has been already automated.
-Railways, sea-traffic, aeroplanes

SUMMARY

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