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Factors influencing the location of new motorways: the large scale motorway building in Spain

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  • Adelheid Holl

Since the 1980’s Spain has developed an ambitious road building programme with the construction of approximately 12,000 kilometres of new motorways. This article analysis the factors related to the placement of these new motorways during two distinct planning periods from 1983 to 1993 and 1994 to 2004.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP), CSIC in its series Working Papers with number 1105.

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Date of creation: May 2011
Publication status: Published in Journal of Transport Geography 19 (6): 1282-1293, 2011
Handle: RePEc:ipp:wpaper:1105
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