oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Roads - why they matter
|Article Title||Roads - why they matter|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Aug 1955|
|Pages||25 - 26|
|Keyword(s)||Personal mobility, Road networks, Trade and Urban development|
Just as road networks are common to all parts of the world, so are the problems related to them, concludes the International Road Federation. Modern, safe road networks are crucial to all societies. They are the main arteries of trade, urban development and personal mobility and form the key underpinning of humanity's social and economic progress to date. In many regions, roads carry up to 90 per cent of passenger traffic and up to 70 per cent of all freight transported.
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