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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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Clear and legible Clear and legible

A century ago, one short memorandum issued by the Ministry of Transport laid the groundwork for a system of standardised, uniform road signs and a great deal more.

Tags: Signage
History | Updated 4 March 2017 | Created 4 March 2017

To The Limit To The Limit

Speed limits are more emotive and divisive than almost anything else about the road network. How do you sort the fact from the opinion? And how did we end up with the speed limits we have?

Tags: Police · Signage
Guide | Updated 26 March 2016 | Created 26 March 2016

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

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

Pedestrian Crossings Pedestrian Crossings

From Zebra to Pelican and beyond: the comprehensive history of the development of the humble pedestrian crossing. Twice as interesting as you expected or your money back!

Tags: PedestrianCrossings · Signage · TrafficSignals
History | Updated 17 July 2010 | Created 28 February 2007

Oxfordshire Signs Oxfordshire Signs

This is the story of one man at Oxfordshire County Council who pre-empted the development of modern road signs - much to the annoyance of the men from the Ministry.

Tags: Signage · WorboysCommittee
History | Updated 9 January 2010 | Created 9 January 2010

War to Worboys War to Worboys

The tale of how British traffic signing developed between the Second World War and the mid-1960s, bringing us from a system designed at the turn of the century to the signs we still use today.

Tags: AndersonCommittee · JockKinneir · MargaretCalvert · Signage · WorboysCommittee
History | Updated 14 October 2006 | Created 26 June 2004

Old Motorway Signs Old Motorway Signs

Forefathers to the modern signs - see how the Preston Bypass and other early motorways were signed, and indulge in nostalgia if you long for the days when these still inhabited parts of the M1 and M6.

Tags: AndersonCommittee · Signage
History | Updated 22 March 2002 | Created 22 March 2002