Flashcards in The Transport Revolution Deck (8)
Money paid for travelling along a road.
Improvements in road cut the journey time by half.
Now more people wanted to travel.
Thomas Elford + John MacAdam improved roads.
Barriers on roads where tolls are collected.
Effects of Transport Revolution
Raw materials + goods could be transported quickly
Took shorter time to transport goods
Iron + Steel production increased because of transport revolution
Horse-drawn wagons on canals. It was pulled by a horse walking along a towpath.
Advantage of canal barge
Reduced cost of transport by half (safe + transports more)
Disadvantage of canal barge
Very slow method (3-5km per hour)