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1

Tolls

Money paid for travelling along a road.

2

Road improvements.

Improvements in road cut the journey time by half.

Now more people wanted to travel.

Thomas Elford + John MacAdam improved roads.

3

Turnpikes

Barriers on roads where tolls are collected.

4

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

5

Canal Barge

Horse-drawn wagons on canals. It was pulled by a horse walking along a towpath.

6

Advantage of canal barge

Reduced cost of transport by half (safe + transports more)

7

Disadvantage of canal barge

Very slow method (3-5km per hour)

8

Other forms of transport

Railways & steam ships