Some Aspects of Metropolitan Road and Rail Transit, Vol. 10: Lecture Henry Herman Gordon

ISBN: 9781332197507

Published: September 27th 2015

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Some Aspects of Metropolitan Road and Rail Transit, Vol. 10: Lecture  by  Henry Herman Gordon

Some Aspects of Metropolitan Road and Rail Transit, Vol. 10: Lecture by Henry Herman Gordon
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Excerpt from Some Aspects of Metropolitan Road and Rail Transit, Vol. 10: LectureThe carrying capacity of the highway has been and remains taxed to the uttermost.In the communal interest it would be wrong to hope for any retardation in the growthMoreExcerpt from Some Aspects of Metropolitan Road and Rail Transit, Vol. 10: LectureThe carrying capacity of the highway has been and remains taxed to the uttermost.In the communal interest it would be wrong to hope for any retardation in the growth of traffic demand.

To relieve surface congestion it is frequently suggested that further passenger transit facilities should be provided underground. Apart from financial considerations, experience in all parts of the world has shown that the remedy is illusory. In 1895, before the Central London Railway was opened, 390 horse omnibuses passed along sections of Oxford Street each hour. In 1903, there was a temporary reduction of 60 vehicles. In 1913, at periods of the day when the Central London Railway is packed to repletion, 517 motor omnibuses with 70 percent, more accommodation in total than in 1895, were unable to cope with the demand made upon them.

In Paris, shopkeepers of the Rue de Rivoli protested against the original construction of the Metropolitaine, fearing the streets would be deserted. The Metro has been doubled- a constant succession of motor omnibuses traverses the streets- an improved tramway system has been installed- Paris streets are more crowded than ever.

In 1914, in Budapest a single horse omnibus running immediately above, still competed successfully with the first electric shallow subway constructed in any part of the world. The experience of New York, Chicago, Berlin, Hamburg, is the same.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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