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This part of CBRD explores various aspects of the road network in serious detail — from investigations into the past of the road network and detailed tours of specific roads to biographies of the people who had a major impact on the way we travel.
Wherever these articles take you, they try to help you understand not just what is there, but also why things are the way they are.
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If there's trouble crossing the Channel, you'll see the lorries queuing on the M20. What is Operation Stack? Why does it cause so much trouble? And why, more than twenty years after it started, are we still using it?
During the 1960s the UK developed some of the most sophisticated - and strange - electronic variable message signs anywhere in the world. How? And, just as importantly... why?
Motorways used to be really simple. Now they have electronic signals, variable speed limits, emergency lay-bys, part-time hard shoulders... Just what is so smart about Smart Motorways?
Those funny black and yellow symbols are everywhere - and they might just get you back on track one day.
If you're on the motorway (in England at least) you might have noticed some funny blue signs down the side of the road. What are they for? Find out here.
One of those hair-raising urban motorways that were all the rage in the late 1960s - but with fewer loose ends than most. A tour of the route with lots of history thrown in.
The routing, design and details of Liverpool's 1960's plans for an inner ring road have been a mystery to road enthusiasts for years. The full details on the route, plus that of the M62, are here.