Long reads

To the Limit 26 March 2016

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?

Guides

The Heads of the Valleys 24 October 2015

The A465 Heads of the Valleys Road is one of the most spectacular trunk roads in the UK, and building it required some of the most remarkable civil engineering. This is the story of how the road was built in the 1960s, and how it's being rebuilt today.

Routes

Histories

Road Numbers 19 May 2012

We'd be lost without them. Find your way around road numbering - how it works, how it was done and how it doesn't always work all that well.

Guides

Roundabouts 27 February 2010

The UK has been driving in circles for a hundred years now, and this humble road junction has become part of British culture. Just what is so special about roundabouts?

Histories