Features

Detailed information, historical investigations, photo galleries and the famous Bad Junctions pages all live in the "Features" section. Click a heading to see more.

Articles

Explore the road network in serious detail — from investigations into the past and detailed tours of specific roads to biographies of the people who had a major impact on the way we travel.

Ringways

Explore the biggest thing never to happen to London: a network of motorways running around and through the city, planned in the 1960s, which came very close to being built and would have turned the city into a very different place.

Photo Gallery

Visit somewhere you've never been or take a virtual tour along an unfamiliar road with this extensive archive of photos.

Bad Junctions

A catalogue of the worst interchanges on the major road network of Great Britain. Each Bad Junction has its own page, explaining where it is, what it does, and exactly why it's wrong. You can even respond - if you think a junction hasn't had a fair hearing, you can post your views for others to see.

M65 Construction Photos

Explore the making of a motorway, from green field to blacktop, in a unique and historic series of more than 500 aerial photographs taken during the construction of the M65 between Preston and Blackburn.

What's new

Imperfectly Odd: Batheaston Bypass

It has viaducts, a tunnel and plenty of controversy, but the amazing Batheaston Bypass doesn’t really work. What went wrong?

South London's lost motorways

Completing the story of London's epic Ringways, we've just published the Southern Radials, five more motorways that never saw the light of day.

To the north east!

Two new additions to our collection of Opening Booklets take us to Darlington and Middlesbrough.

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Major incidents

What happens when there's a big accident on a trunk route? Who picks up the pieces, and why does it take so long?

About this page

Published9 January 2017

Last updated8 November 2021