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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #841
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Interesting book about British motorways:

On Roads
A Hidden History

Author: Joe Moran

Published by Profile Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781846680526

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/stock/on-...istory-178919/

I've gone through first 100 pages or so, and I think it's worth reading for any road geek

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Old October 29th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #842
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Found these on Flickr:

M1 Motorway 1959

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Old October 30th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #843
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/\ Sweet.

Here's a picture of Dartford Toll from google maps:

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Old October 30th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #844
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Found these on Flickr:

M1 Motorway 1959

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Europe could only dream back then
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:46 AM   #845
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One thing that people in Europe don't get is that even though there aren't very many roads called motorways, there are loads of motorway standard roads that are just like motorways.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:43 PM   #846
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One thing that people in Europe don't get is that even though there aren't very many roads called motorways, there are loads of motorway standard roads that are just like motorways.
That is true. Near me there are several bypasses with 4-6 lanes all with 7-Mph speed limits and grade separated but none are M classed...
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:59 PM   #847
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That is true. Near me there are several bypasses with 4-6 lanes all with 7-Mph speed limits and grade separated but none are M classed...
I remember a year ago or so some people were complaning about Norwich not having a motorway connextion but they don't understand that many roads around Norwich are = to mortorways.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 11:49 PM   #848
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Why don't they just call them motorways then?
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:41 AM   #849
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Because then a lot of traffic would not be able to use those roads. A good example where a road could be a motorway but isn't is the Darford crossing on the M25. It is built to the same standard as the rest of the M25 but is left as an "A" road for traffic that can not use motorways.

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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:36 AM   #850
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You change your mind often
nooooo I mean I think its good we don't just use KM...either both or just miles...
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:15 PM   #851
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One thing that people in Europe don't get is that even though there aren't very many roads called motorways, there are loads of motorway standard roads that are just like motorways.
The main principle of motorways is to exclude certain kind of vehicles. British all-purpose roads are just not up to this standard. No matter how wide they are.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:38 PM   #852
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Why don't they just call them motorways then?
Motorways have to have hard shoulders and emergency phones, also the curves cannot be too tight so you can safely do 70mph in normal conditions, exceptions do happen like many motorways that pass through busy areas have sections without shoulders and lower speed limits, but this is always warned about a lot. Another consideration is the distance between junctions which can be quite short on almost motorway standard roads.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:49 PM   #853
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Alot of these roads have that. Although the length between junctions is true.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #854
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I don't see a governemnt option in the UK which would take 1960s style approach to road construction, expansion. UK is destinated for endlesss invesments in rail and developing green policies
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #855
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Is there any news about the A9 widening.. When I lived in scotland there was the plan for 2*3 around Perth, and 2*2 to inverness
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Old November 4th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #856
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Is there any news about the A9 widening.. When I lived in scotland there was the plan for 2*3 around Perth, and 2*2 to inverness
Well, one of the most important projects in Scotland at the moment should be Aberdeen bypass.
What is the latest status at the moment?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #857
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Sorry about the bad quality, they were taken from the back seat

EDIT: Sorry, having problems with the pictures. You shoul dbe able to see them soon, I am busy reloading them on to youtube, where I will make a video witht them (like a slidshow) and put it here



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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #858
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I know its not a motorway sign but in case this hasn't already been posted, I wonder what some of our European cousins would make of this sign



BTW, what are 'expressways'?
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Motorway-like roads but with lower speed limits and sharper curves etc.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #860
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I know its not a motorway sign but in case this hasn't already been posted, I wonder what some of our European cousins would make of this sign



BTW, what are 'expressways'?
There is one like that in Hemel Heampsted. I felt quite lost and confused when drove for the first time on it.
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