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 was constantly growing, and urban populations were also increasing - in 1951, 37% of the total population was living in cities, rising to 43% ten years later. In 1966 it was estimated that every four years new regions of the Attica Basin were being inhabited, covering an area equal to that of the Municipality
of Athens. The newly-built areas of Attica transformed into urban neighbourhoods and became easily accessible due to
the rapidly increasing popularity of cars, taxis, private cars or public transport. The proliferation of cars was also reinforced
by the ways in which families built their houses, either as self- constructions or through other real estate schemes.
At the same time, the composition of households changed and the disposable income of civil-service employees increased. All of the mentioned above help us understand, considering that new transport needs had emerged, the high degree of car proliferation.
As 74% of the total number of cars in the country concentrated in the capital, Athenians were rushing
In 1960, the first motels opened alongside Greek motorways and in tourist regions. Next to each facility, there was a fuel station, whose staff was usually trained in dealing with mechanical failures.
In 1965, there were 104,257 passenger cars in the country. In 1970 this number had reached 226,893. In 1965, the ratio was 1 passenger car per 38 residents, and in 1970, 1 passenger car per 21 residents.
1965 1970 1965 1970
104.257 226.893

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