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Walking spaces: Changing pedestrian practices in Britain since c. 1850

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Walking spaces : Changing pedestrian practices in Britain since c. 1850. / Pooley, Colin.

In: Journal of Transport History, Vol. 42, No. 2, 01.06.2021, p. 227-246.

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Pooley C. Walking spaces: Changing pedestrian practices in Britain since c. 1850. Journal of Transport History. 2021 Jun 1;42(2):227-246. Epub 2020 Jul 13. doi: 10.1177/0022526620940558

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Pooley, Colin. / Walking spaces : Changing pedestrian practices in Britain since c. 1850. In: Journal of Transport History. 2021 ; Vol. 42, No. 2. pp. 227-246.

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