Origins of Motordom: As seen by Ford in 1955
Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement.
Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston’s circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety education in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Best part: How to deal with congestion. Case study: Pittsburgh. Starts at 9:04.