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Urban Motorways

PUBLIC opinion seems to have been educated to the urgency of the complete reconstruction of our arterial highways system, appreciating that the alternative is the effects of “arterio-sclerosis” in our industries, yet it is apparent that it still needs further demonstration of the even greater need for rapid transportation through and around those essential “organs of the national body,” the urban areas. Urban routes designed originally by chance, or the “rolling English drunkard,” have been improved in the past from the unpaved channels, fit only for cattle, to roads suitable in most cases for the horse drawn cart, and from that stage with few exceptions merely adapted to the needs of successive generations. Lieut.-Colonel G. W. Kirkland

Author(s): Kirkland, G W

Keywords: motorways;costs;construction work;bridges;comparing;usa;planning