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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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Operation Stack Operation Stack

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?

Tags: M20 · Motorways · Police
Guide | Updated 30 August 2015 | Created 1 August 2015

Mixed Signals Mixed Signals

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?

Tags: Motorways · Signage · VMS
History | Updated 2 February 2015 | Created 2 February 2015

Smart Motorways Smart Motorways

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?

Tags: HighwaysEngland · M1 · M25 · M3 · M6 · M62 · Motorways · Roadworks · VMS
Guide | Updated 14 November 2014 | Created 14 November 2014

Emergency Diversion Routes Emergency Diversion Routes

Those funny black and yellow symbols are everywhere - and they might just get you back on track one day.

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Motorways · Signage
Guide | Updated 17 December 2011 | Created 17 December 2011

Driver Location Signs Driver Location Signs

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.

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Motorways · Signage
Guide | Updated 22 January 2011 | Created 9 July 2005

Leeds Inner Ring Road Leeds Inner Ring Road

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.

Tags: A58 · A64 · Leeds · RingRoads · UrbanMotorways
Tour | Updated 21 July 2007 | Created 8 March 2003

Liverpool Inner Motorway Liverpool Inner Motorway

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.

Tags: Liverpool · Unbuilt · UrbanMotorways
History | Updated 29 May 2004 | Created 29 May 2004