How Transport in the Modern World has Affected us as a People and our Surroundings

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INTRODUCTION The introduction of steadily developing transport has created an expanding city with economic growth while creating a personal reliance on new technologies and the state. As transport options have been improving for individuals as well as the distributer, cities have adapted and grow side by side. Comparable to the growth of a city’s economy is the evolution of how a civilisation distributes itself with the convenience of increased transportation options. This essay will talk about the introduction of transportation to a people and how new technologies have promoted growth and reliance on the state through public roads and transportation. I will be comparing my experiences of going without the use of public transport systems…show more content…
Agriculture and distribution in my eyes was the starting point of when transportation became a focused on the economy. As a city works like that of an individual and can only survive if it has a constant supply of sustenance, people begun to capitalize on this taking advantage of the systems introduced through agriculture to distribute excess goods to a land that had limited resources and a slowly materialising culture, in order to understand this “… we must take into account the necessary limiting factors, often forgotten, of agriculture and transport; namely that any city… is only possible in proximity to land which can give steadily high yields of grain, and also with good transport.” (Colin Clark, 2004, Pg 240) With the invention of the cart, the horse and carriage, boats, steam engines, and combustion engines each advancement in technology pushed the limits of cities and civilisations further and further out until they touched each other’s boarders, sharing influence, culture and business. I believe this connection between people was the start of the changing city. Up until this stage there was no connection between people except for common thought, the introduction of those with

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