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39. Until the late 19th century there were no good transport facilities within the main cities. Although there were horse-drawn buses in the late 19th century, mass transport only developed with the introduction of electricity and the petrol engine, together with the invention of the bicycle. Before this people had to live near their work. It was only in the 20th century, therefore, that it was possible for suburbs to develop many kilometers outside the main cities. Until this, people were usually crowded together near the center of the cities. 40. With the industrial revolution, the layout of cities changed. Before, people had lived near their work, often living and working in the same building. With the industrial revolution this changed. A few people who ran small businesses and shops still lived where they worked (some still do) but many people now worked in factories. This meant that many people tended to live crowded around the factories, in areas which often suffered badly from air pollution. 41. Middle class people, on the other hand, had more money and better transport, and could
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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