Transportation: Canada's Circulatory System

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1.A) DEFINE MOBILITY.

MOBILITY IS THE FREEDOM AND EASE OF MOVEMENT.

B) HOW HAVE CHANGES IN MOBILITY OCCURRED IN THE PAST 100 YEARS?

IN THE PAST 100 YEARS TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY HAS GREATLY DEVELOPED. THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS FASTER AND EASIER MOBILITY FOR LESS MONEY.

2.HOW IMPORTANT ARE THE ROADS TO THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE IN CANADA?

THE ROADS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE IN CANADA BECAUSE CARS, BUSES, TRUCKS AND MOTORCYCLES ARE THE MOST POPULAR MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION.

3.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERCITY AND INTRACITY BUSES?

INTERCITY BUSES ARE BUSES THAT TRAVEL BETWEEN CITIES.
Intracity buses are buses that travel within a city.

4. A) DESCRIBE THE REASONS WHY TRAVEL BY TRAIN HAS DECLINED IN CANADA. WHICH OF THESE WERE THE “FAULT” OF THE RAIL INDUSTRY AND WHICH WERE UNAVOIDABLE?

TRAVEL BY TRAIN DECLINED AFTER WORLD WAR II BECAUSE MORE PEOPLE OWNED CARS, AND BOTH CARS AND BUSES BECAME MORE RELIABLE, INTERCITY HIGHWAYS WERE IMPROVED, SO TRAVEL BECAME FASTER AND MORE COMFORTABLE, AND TRAVEL BY AIRPLANE BECAME MORE COMMON AND CHEAPER. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARS, HIGHWAYS, BUSES, AND AIRPLANES WAS UNAVOIDABLE BUT THE RAILWAYS COULD HAVE IMPROVED THEIR EQUIPMENT TO STOP THE DECLINE OF TRAVEL BY TRAIN.

B) WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE RAIL TRAVEL? WHY IS THIS DIFFICULT TO DO?

TO IMPROVE RAIL TRAVEL CANADA WOULD NEED TO DEVELOP A HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SO THAT TRAVEL BY TRAIN WOULD BE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND FASTER. THIS WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DO BECAUSE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-SPEED TRAIN WOULD BE VERY COSTLY.

5. A) GIVE TWO REASONS WHY THE HIGH-SPEED TRAINS OF FRANCE AND JAPAN CAN COMPETE WITH AIR TRAVEL.

THE HIGH-SPEED TRAINS OF FRANCE AND JAPAN CAN COMPETE WITH AIR TRAVEL BECAUSE THEY CAN TRAVEL AT SPEEDS APPROACHING 400 KM/H AND THEY CAN TRAVEL FROM ONE DOWNTOWN AREA TO ANOTHER, ELIMINATING TRIPS TO AND FROM AIRPORTS.

b) What advantages do France and Japan have for building modern rail systems that Canada...
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