Here's our second KS3 Geography quiz all about transport. Did you know that there are approximately a quarter of a million miles of road in the UK? You'd think that was enough road for everyone and yet how many times have you been stuck in a traffic jam?! The motorway network was started in the 1950s and less than 50 years later, by the milennium, many sections of motorway were unable to cope with the volume of road traffic of the twenty-first century.
It isn't just cars that use the roads, a lot of freight is transported on lorries and in vans. The British railway network was developed during the Industrial Revolution to carry passengers and freight and it worked well. But unfortunately railways only linked major towns so industries and businesses that trade in towns where there is not a rail link need to use road transport. Also, when a freight train reaches its destination, the freight still needs to be unloaded and carried to the customer by road - few companies can afford to be linked to the railway network directly.