Book Review: On Roads

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In People & Media

On Roads book cover
On Roads book cover

I bought this interesting book after flicking through it in the bookshop. It is a mixture of a history and social commentary on the modern road network in the UK. It takes us from the enthusiastic building of the first stretches of motorway in the UK to the present day. Starting with the British Government’s boost that it would build 1000 miles of motorway in ten years; it did; through the building of motorway service stations; intersection junction designs; the explosion of travel lodges and finally to the disenchantment with motorways and the protest marches against new road schemes.

 

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