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London's Lost Ringways

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kurumi:
https://www.worksinprogress.co/issue/londons-lost-ringways/

Article with maps and photos about the 1960s-era Ringways project, which would have added 478 miles of motorway including three concentric rings around central London.

From the article:

Road Hog:
Looks like Ringway 3 most closely matches today's Orbital (the M25), of which referencing to it as the Orbital appears to date myself.

Which was built on mostly-rural land back in the 1960s and 1970s.

on_wisconsin:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUEHWhO_HdY

english si:

--- Quote from: Road Hog on April 30, 2022, 01:54:46 AM ---Looks like Ringway 3 most closely matches today's Orbital (the M25)
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between junction 22 and near junction 4 it is the line of Ringway 3. The other (slightly larger half) is mostly on the line of Ringway 4 - though parts take a different alignment than in the originally planned one, and it's not just the tie-ins that are different.

--- Quote ---of which referencing to it as the Orbital appears to date myself.
--- End quote ---
Still put on new signs at the entrances.


--- Quote ---Which was built on mostly-rural land back in the 1960s and 1970s.
--- End quote ---
Two key reasons:
1) gaps were left from earlier plans made during WW2.
2) the Green Belt stopped further development in that area anyway, pushing it further out.

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