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DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD TRANSPORT TIMELINE

1730

Turnpike roads are constructed

1730's

1740  
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1760

Cugnot invented a steam propelled vehicle

1769

1770  
1780

Murdock developed a road steam vehicle

1786

1790  
1800

Trevithick's passenger steam vehicle

1801

1810

Macadam developed a new type of road construction

1810

First horse-drawn bus system operated

1812

Telford's London to Holyhead road constructed

1815

1820

Dr. Gurney's steam coach operated

1827

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1860

Lenoir's gas engine used in road vehicles

1860

Véloe's péde bicycle introduced

1861

1870

Penny farthing bicycles introduced

1870

Otto's four stroke engine developed

1876

1880

Benz's petrol-driven motorwagen developed

1885

1890

Rubber tyres used on bicycles

1890

Michelin Brothers used air-filled tyres on cars

1895

Motorised omnibuses used in Britain

1898

Gear boxes used in Benz's cars

1899

1900

Model T Ford started production

1908

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