What are transport networks, and what impact do they have on global trade routes and patterns?
- Modern transport networks are fundamental to societies and economies.
- Transport systems consist of three main elements: vehicles, infrastructure (roads and railways) and terminals (airports, docks, etc).
- As populations grow, travel increases and there is more pressure on ageing transport systems.
- Innovative technologies are being developed in order to provide efficient transport networks across the globe.
Before the Industrial Revolution, there were limited means of moving people and produce around.
Today's modern transport networks are fundamental to societies and economies.
These networks interlink goods, services, individuals, and information.
They enable us to reach work or school, stock shops and supermarkets.
And enjoy leisure time – with increased prosperity bringing greater mobility.
Please log in to view and download the complete transcript.