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Since August 2001, I've been periodically getting odd looks from passers-by as I wander the countryside of Britain, taking photos of roads. I don't get any special thrill out of making a spectacle of myself in this way, but I do get a nice collection of images to share here.
The annual Pride event was accompanied, in 2016, by some quite unusual changes to traffic lights around Trafalgar Square. The green men went missing — and seven new symbols took their place.
The UK's widest motorway is not where you might expect to find it — in fact, it's on the unassuming M61 near Manchester. This gallery offers an overhead view of one of the UK's most unique and spacious interchanges.
The unloved and unfinished Gateshead Highway is due to be demolished. Take a look at the road that Gateshead can't wait to get rid of.
The UK's biggest shared space is a phenomenally expensive experiment in West London. How does it work?
It crosses cattle grids and untamed moorland, it climbs 1-in-4 hills and plummets through hairpin bends, it runs single-track through woodland and historic villages. It's rugged and beautiful. Is it really the A39?
Today two motorways cross the Severn near Chepstow. But as recently as 1965, the only crossing was a ferry that carried six cars at a time, from Aust to Beachley.
The road that connects Wales together, but which nobody really uses... All five hours of the A470, from Llandudno to Cardiff, are here.
An unassuming Surrey market town with an amazing claim to fame — the world's first road tunnel.
Once it was one of the UK's most dangerous roads — just what is so special about a bit of dual carriageway in Surrey?
A peculiar road near Peterborough with an interesting history. And it's only a mile long.
The M621 has one junction where everything leaves the motorway and heads for the city, and a very bizarre junction it is too.
Manchester's highway in the sky, carrying traffic around the city centre and rapidly becoming an iconic part of the city's heritage.
Making road signs is a tricky business, but fortunately the professionals who design them get it right. Usually.
Go to Glasgow and it's almost inevitable that you'll use the M8. The views of the city surrounding it are really quite unique.
It makes the traffic situation in one part of West London much more bearable — yet it should have been removed more than quarter of a century ago. But then it's amazing what you can do with a big Meccano kit.
The lowly and pathetic A6144(M) motorway was downgraded in May 2006. This is the story of the mission to rescue some memorabilia.
Pictures taken as the first section of the M1 was being built in 1958-9, with all its unique architecture still under construction.
The most unique motorway in Britain owes its identity to its fifties architecture. Much of it will soon be gone. This page documents it in detail.
If you've ever been on the M62 across the Pennines, you'll know the one. It's the huge arched bridge 120ft above the road. And this is what it's like when you're standing on top of it!
Taken over the course of two years, from 2002 to 2003, these sixteen images chart the construction of two new bridges alongside the M2 Medway Viaduct.
Thousands of vehicles travel the M6 between the M56 and M62 each day. They all cross the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and the bridge that carries them is notorious from travel reports nationwide. But what does it actually look like from the ground?
A gallery of images sent in by visitors to the site of original photos of motorways — including some impressive views of the M4 and M11 under construction. Email your own in.
Some examples of the old-fashioned concrete lamp posts dating from the 1950's with their distinctive arched arm and fin around the back. These are now very much a dying breed.
A North London roundabout signposted almost exclusively in pre-Worboys signs.
Most bypasses go around the town they relieve. Not so the Bingley Relief Road, presently under construction, that ploughs through the town centre instead.
The unique and perhaps illegal situation on the A1 Micklefield Bypass, West Yorkshire.
A collection of photos of signs confirming the existence of C-roads.
Even in these days of underfunding and cutbacks on road spending, here's proof that we can still fritter cash away in the grand tradition of the M50.
A day trip to Kendal no less — taking in such sights as the Preston Bypass and M62 no the Pennines.
Big road signs through a moist windscreen, thanks to Andy Martin.
A few photos of the increasingly rare signs from before the big change-over in the mid 1960's.
Thrills and spills in Leeds City Centre, specifically around the Inner Ring Road, and including what is possibly Britain's shortest motorway.
Some examples of the commonest sights in British towns, from double-yellow lines to the mighty Zebra Crossing.
A few photos of the new extension to the M1 around Leeds (very close to my house). Demonstrates a few interesting points about the newest roads.