26 October 2014


People who know me in person (that blessed few) know that I have been on Twitter for a long time and will sing (or tweet) its praises to anyone who cares to listen. But I've never tweeted about roads stuff, until I relaunched CBRD and it seemed like a good time to start a twitter feed to accompany it. At some point soon I'll hook it up to the website properly, but for now you can get ahead of the curve by following @cbrd_roads, should Twitter be your sort of thing.

It's not all social media round here, though, and there's some smashing updates this week. The Dictionary has been completely revised and updated, including the addition of dozens of new terms. Some were needed to bring us up to date ("Smart Motorway") and some were omissions that it seems odd were never there in the first place ("Yellow line"). There's also been a substantial update to the London Congestion Charge page (formerly "Congestion Charging") in Articles, which was very out of date indeed.

Finally, you'll see the magnificent website Glasgow's Motorways has appeared in Links, an addition that I'm sure you'll agree is as wise as it is overdue.

Missed the latest changes? See the list of updates.

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If you've never been here before, then welcome to the site. CBRD (Chris's British Road Directory) is dedicated to the study of the entire road network of mainland Britain. These days there's a lot of sites on this subject - but CBRD remains the biggest, the most comprehensive and the most frequently updated. It contains information on most aspects of the network and is frequented by enthusiasts, officials, engineers and everyday road users alike. I aim to make the information on the site accessible to everybody, both in the way it's written and the way it's presented.

CBRD has no politics. It is not a pro-roads protest or campaign site. It is a reference site which aims to provide up-to-date and useful information on the road network of Great Britain. To find out more about what CBRD is, where it comes from, and what it's trying to do, take a look at the About CBRD section.

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