The Belfast Urban Motorway: Engineering, Ambition and Social Conflict by Wesley Johnston

The Belfast Urban Motorway: Engineering, Ambition and Social Conflict by Wesley Johnston

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In the heady days of 1967 the Northern Ireland government announced the construction of an elevated, three-lane motorway encircling Belfast City Centre. Ten years later the plan was dead, only to be resurrected in a different form. This is the story of the road and its many related issues - from inception to the present day.

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In the heady days of 1967 the Northern Ireland government announced the construction of an elevated, three-lane motorway encircling Belfast City Centre. Drivers would be able to soar over Belfast's streets on sleek, concrete flyovers while mothers with prams chatted beneath. It would require demolition on an unprecedented scale; yet the government felt that it was necessary to prevent exponential traffic growth from choking the city. Ten years later the plan was dead, only to be resurrected in a different form. This is a story that combines many of the great themes of Belfast's recent history - including class conflict, urban redevelopment, the 'Troubles', the role of the government and the public/private transport debate. As well as appealing to those with an interest in civil engineering and infrastructure, this book is also vital reading for anyone seeking to understand Belfast's urban development, the transport system that exists today, and who seeks to influence the city's direction in the years to come.

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SKU GOR007115486
Title The Belfast Urban Motorway: Engineering, Ambition and Social Conflict
Author By (author) Wesley Johnston
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Colourpoint Books
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 233
ISBN 10 1780730470
ISBN 13 9781780730479
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the heady days of 1967 the Northern Ireland government announced the construction of an elevated, three-lane motorway encircling Belfast City Centre. Drivers would be able to soar over Belfast's streets on sleek, concrete flyovers while mothers with prams chatted beneath. It would require demolition on an unprecedented scale; yet the government felt that it was necessary to prevent exponential traffic growth from choking the city. Ten years later the plan was dead, only to be resurrected in a different form. This is a story that combines many of the great themes of Belfast's recent history - including class conflict, urban redevelopment, the 'Troubles', the role of the government and the public/private transport debate. As well as appealing to those with an interest in civil engineering and infrastructure, this book is also vital reading for anyone seeking to understand Belfast's urban development, the transport system that exists today, and who seeks to influence the city's direction in the years to come.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007115486
Title The Belfast Urban Motorway: Engineering, Ambition and Social Conflict
Author By (author) Wesley Johnston
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Colourpoint Books
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 233
ISBN 10 1780730470
ISBN 13 9781780730479
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No