Chronology Maps

1958 1959 1960

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Completed Route Name Start End Original number Downgraded
M4 Chiswick Flyover J1 Chiswick Great West Road A4
M1 London-Yorkshire Motorway J5 Berrygrove J18 Crick
M45 Dunchurch Spur M1 J17 Kilsby J1 Dunchurch
A414 St Albans Bypass J1 Park Street M1 J7 Breakspears M10

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Road numbering is a system with clear rules. What happens when the people responsible for numbering roads don't follow them?

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Oxford's Zero Emission Zone is just a trial, but transport policy in Oxford has become the catalyst for pitched battles and drawn in protestors from across the UK. What's happening to this genteel university town?

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EuroRoute

Today you can catch a train to France. You can even put your car on it, and be there in less than an hour. But in the 1980s, Euro Tunnel had competition - including plans to build a motorway across the English Channel.