Croydon Ring Road:
Photo tour: east side

The oldest part of the Ring Road is the eastern side, opened in the very late 1950s. It was thought to be a rather daring piece of urban road design at the time, with a swooping underpass below George Street. In fact the ground had been excavated to a lower level over a wider area, allowing the underpass and a large underground car park for the then-new Fairfield Halls.

Today the tall buildings flanking Wellesley Road are one of the more memorable views of Croydon, but that doesn't make it a nice place to be.

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What's new

Go west! New Ringways pages are here

A new set of Ringways pages are now online, looking at unbuilt motorways and road projects west of London.

No smoke without ire

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has just expanded to cover the whole inner city, and across the UK, other cities are implementing their own Clean Air Zones. Is this the future?

Devon help us

Road signs are colour coded for different types of road, but in Devon there are more colours than anywhere else. What do Devon's colourful signs mean?

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B7076 and B7078

What sound at first like a pair of forgotten country lanes turn out to have had a major part to play in the history of Scotland's roads.