16 January 2016


Happy new year!

Actually, it might be a bit late for that now, but one thing CBRD has never been is timely. A year ago, shortly after wishing everyone a happy 2015, I promised that one of the big things I would do before the year was out was to add the A303 and A30 to the Motorway Database. Over the course of the year I added several new routes — including the A421, A2 and A23 — but not those. It's very much in the nature of this website that I don't have much of a forward plan (I've spent nearly fifteen happy years scrabbling around aimlessly every time it's due an update and I'm too old to change my ways now) but it's probably time I at least tried to fulfil some very old promises.

Thankfully, this week — at long last — one of the most iconic roads in the UK, and one of the longest expressways still missing from the site, has been added to the Database. If you go there now you'll find the A303 in all its incomplete, congested, summer holiday glory.

I don't want to make too many promises — not after I've just been shown up having reviewed last year's — but two things 2016 will definitely bring are a major new article on speed limits and, of course, the still-missing A30. We'll get there. I promise.

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