Information

These pages offer a quick way to look up information and learn about the British road network - a miniature reference library of useful knowledge and trivia.

Abbreviations

S2, D3, D4M - talk among road enthusiasts bristles with arcane abbreviations for different types of road. What do they mean? All is explained in our handy guide.

British Roads FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the road network, some more obscure than others.

Dictionary

A glossary of the terms often used by people discussing British roads. Some are engineering terms, some were created by road enthusiasts, some have multiple meanings. All are defined here as clearly as possible.

Interchanges

Explore the different types of interchange you'll find all over the UK on limited access roads — roads with flyover junctions that separate fast moving traffic from the local road network.

Road signs

They're everywhere, but what do they mean? Join us on a journey through the UK's road sign system, from the colours and shapes that form their building blocks to the meaning of the most complex parking restrictions.

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?

Have you seen...

Coventry Ring Road

The best ring road in the world? Possibly. The most frightening? Yes.