Passenger Transport in Scotland

Publication Date01 Jun 1956
DOIhttp://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.1956.tb00815.x
AuthorJ. F. Sleeman
RECENT ECONOMIC TRENDS
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120
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100.
90.
80.
PASSENGER
TRANSPORT
IN
SCOTLAND
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Motor
cycles
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1951
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THE
number of private road passenger vehicles in use in Scotland,
as
in
Britain
as
a whole, has shown
a
rapid rise in recent years. Private
cars with licences current in the September quarter rose from
141.000
in
1947
to
227,000
in
1954,
or by
60
per cent. The number licensed
in
1938
was only
147.000.
Motor cycles with current licences similarly
rose from
30,000
in
1947
to
52,000
in
1954,
or by over
70
per cent..
whereas their number in
1938
was
31,000.
The upward trends, shown
in
Fig.
1,
have been fairly steady over the period, except that, in the
last two years, the number
of
motor
cars
registered tended to shoot
upwards fairly rapidly, whereas the increase
in
the number
of
motor
cycles showed signs of flattening
off.
What has been the effect
of
the growing use
of
private transport on the traffic camed by public
transport
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