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Ask PM

Ask PM

You get to ask the questions on the British and Irish motorway networks!

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Might Have Been Map

Might Have Been Map

The Might Have Been Map demonstrates how the motorway network might have looked...

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Northern & Western Motorway

Northern and Western Motorway

Back in 1923, motorways were almost unheard of. We look at a motorway that might just have changed everything...

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Motorways Numbering

How the Motorways were Numbered

Dig through the archives to see the decisions and the arguments - in the words of those who decided How the Motorways were Numbered.

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Ringways for Beginners

Ringways for Beginners

Meet the largest, and potentially most costly, set of urban motorway proposals in the United Kingdom.

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Secret History

The Secret History of the Motorway

Travel through time, following the twists and turns and see how the motorway network we know and love/hate was built, from 1896 to the present day.

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Special Roads

Special Roads

Some roads in the UK are very, very nearly motorways. Find out more about them here.

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Tyne Side Story

Tyne Side Story

How one small area of the country got the motorway bug in a big way, before it all went wrong...

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about

pathetic (adj)

1. informal showing no skill, effort, or bravery
2. sad and weak

motorway (noun)

a long, wide road, usually used by traffic travelling fast over long distances

 

Last update:
1 July 2014
A8(M) Renfrew Bypass updated