On Roads – Joe Moran – http://joemoransblog.blogspot.com/
Purchased this thinking it’d be a book version of the great UK Road site Sabre. But it’s Not…While it does cover the initial start of the Motorway network in the post WWII years, it glosses over a lot of the details mainly concentrating on just the opening of the M56 Preston bypass and the first section of the M1. So much for hoping that it would provide all the nice technical details and hidden secrets I’d been hoping for.Instead it concentrates on looking the overall impact on Britain caused by the huge improvement made on the roads (both the building of the motorways and the improvement of A,B and lowly C roads). There’s good discussion (amongst other things) of
overall a very good book, I’ve come away with a decent list of other books to read and also plenty more facts and figures to remember for dull Motorway journeys.
Complaints, only one real one, the lack of diagrams and pictures, surely there was some room to include an example of the UK motorway system, or of some of the structures or areas mentioned in the main text.