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Visualisation & Policy

 Part 1: Visualising the System - Insights into the History of Britain's Motorways

Chapter 1. A history of the "motorway concept" before construction began in the UK

Allen D. W. Smith OBE, FREng, FICE formerly County Surveyor, Kent County Council.
Robert C. D. Baldwin BA, MLitt, MRIN, FLS Hon. Secretary Motorway Archive Trust.

Chapter 2. Post War Planning and Motorways

Sir Frederick Cook, KCB, MICE, FSI, MC, DSO formerly Chief Highway Engineer, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of War Transport, Deputy Lieutenant, Surrey, Partner, Howard Humphreys and Sons, and Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers.

Chapter 3. The Rt Hon. The Lord Watkinson of Woking PC, CH

Sir Alexander Durie CBE formerly Director General, Automobile Association.

 

Part 2: The economic justification for and delivery of affordable Motorways

Chapter 4. Formation of Official Policy Towards a Motorway Programme

Sir Peter Baldwin KCB, MA, FKC, FCIT, Hon.FIHT, CIMgt, FRSA formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport; subsequently Vice Chairman, Automobile Association; Chairman, Motorway Archive Trust.

Chapter 5. Inter-Urban Road Appraisal 1950s-1990s

Professor T. E. H. Williams CBE, PhD, FICE, FCIT, FIHT formerly Chairman, SACTRA; Past President, IHE.

Chapter 6. Motorway Traffic in Great Britain

Professor T. E. H. Williams CBE, PhD, FICE, FCIT, FIHT formerly Chairman, SACTRA; Past President, IHE.

Chapter 7. Traffic Forecasting and the Appraisal of Road Schemes

Professor H. J. Wootton CBE, BSc(Eng), MEng, C.Eng, FICE, FIHT, FCIT Rees Jeffreys Professor of Transport Planning, University of Southampton; formerly Director, Transport and Road Research Laboratory; and Past President IHT.

 

Part 3: Orientation of Motorways

Chapter 8. The Contribution of the Ordnance Survey to Britain's Motorways

Paul R. T. Newby, MA, MSc, FRICS, FRGS Editor of the Photogrammetric Record, formerly Manager of Photogrammetry and Survey Computations, Ordnance Survey.

Chapter 9. Topographical Surveying and Construction Control of Motorways

R. M. Buchan FRICS formerly Chief Surveyor, Sir Owen Williams and Partners.

 

Part 4: Resolving issues in the design and construction of Motorways

Chapter 10. Geometric design issues and the development of computing practice so as to affect policy

W.E. Gallagher BSc, CEng, MICE, MIHT formerly Director, London Regional Office; previously Head of Highways Computing and Director Transport, South West Region, Department of Transport.

Chapter 11. Environmental challenges to the programmer's quest to optimise a motorway's route

W.E. Gallagher BSc, CEng, MICE, MIHT formerly Director, London Regional Office; previously Head of Highways Computing and Director Transport, South West Region, Department of Transport.
Robert C. D. Baldwin BA, MLitt, MRIN, FLS Hon. Secretary Motorway Archive Trust.

Chapter 12. Britain's First Motorway: The Preston By-pass

L. J. Cox CEng, FICE, FIHT formerly Chairman, Tarmac National Construction; Vice Chairman, Tarmac International Ltd; Agent for Tarmac Ltd, Preston By-pass 1956-58; Past President, IHE.

Chapter 13. The human experience of environmental improvement on the M6

Howard Stevens BSc, MS, CEng, FICE, FIHT, MASCE formerly Managing Director, Alfred McAlpine Construction, South Region.

 

Part 5: The influence of science and technology within motorway policy

Chapter 14. Technical Policy

Professor Ron Bridle BSc, FREng, FICE, FIHT, FRSA formerly Chief Highway Engineer for the Department of Transport, Controller of Research and Development and Director of the Transport and Road Research Laboratory.

Chapter 15. Changing the technical priorities over pollution and noise nuisance

Robert C. D. Baldwin BA, MLitt, MRIN, FLS Consultant historian, Honorary Secretary Motorway Archive Trust

 

Part 6: Safety provision

Chapter 16. Safety Research at the Transport Research Laboratory

D. M. Colwill, OBE, BSc, FIHT, MIAT, FInst.Pet first recipient of the Paviours' Medal 2000, Worshipful Company of Paviours; formerly Senior Research Fellow, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, and Chairman of the Technical Committee on Flexible Roads.

Chapter 17. The process of prediction and evaluation of road accidents and its role in Motorway safety

R.H. Bird formerly of the Ministry of Transport; with additional later economic material supplied by the Highways Agency

 

Part 7: Administration

Chapter 18. Administration

R. Denny MA, DipTS, FIHT, FIMgt, MCIT formerly Under Secretary, Department of Environment, and Department of Transport; and later the Secretary, Tree Council
P. Gerosa, BA (Hons) formerly Assistant Secretary, Highways Administration, Department of Transport,
J. G. Evans, CEng, MICE, MIHT formerly Deputy Director (Highways) Welsh Office
Ann Frye, OBE, BA ( Hons) Head of The Mobility and Inclusion Unit, Department for Transport

Chapter 19. Formation of the Road Construction Units

Sir William Harris KBE, CB, MA, FEng, FICE formerly Director General, Highways, Ministry of Transport and later Department of the Environment; Past President ICE

Chapter 20. Reflections and Appraisals

A. Goldstein CBE, BSc(Eng), FCGI, DIC, FEng, formerly Senior Partner, R. Travers Morgan and Partners.

Chapter 21. A contractor's view of policy

L. J. Cox CEng, FICE, FIHT formerly Chairman, Tarmac National Construction Ltd (now Carrilion Construction); Vice Chairman, Tarmac International Ltd (now Carrilion Construction); Agent for Tarmac Ltd (now Carrilion Construction), Preston By-pass 1956-58; Past President, IHE

 

Part 8: Direction of policy towards the future

Chapter 22. The Dartford Crossing - Forerunner of the Private Finance Initiative

Sir Alan Bailey KCB, MA, BPhil formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport.

Chapter 23. Official policy towards motorways - the climate of opinion in the second twenty years

Sir Peter Baldwin KCB, MA, FKC, FCIT, Hon.FIHT, CIMgt, FRSA formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport; subsequently Vice Chairman, AA; Chairman, Motorway Archive Trust