Phil Gyford

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Friday 7 March 2003

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You know how great it is when you stumble across a site that’s insanely obsessed by a subject you’d previously thought immune from geekery? And how they’re usually poorly designed with awkward fonts and distracting background images? The UK Roads Portal gets a tick in all boxes. But some of the sites it links to escape the awful design, particularly Chris’s British Road Directory. “CBRD” contains more than you’d ever need to know about the country’s roads, including a Windows-based motorway simulator. The level of glorious geekery can be summed up in the results of a poll titled “Which road is least deserving of its ‘M’?”

Surprise surprise - the A6144(M) is winner of the least deserving motorway award! The M67 and M271 are tied, while the A627(M) gets a reprieve, despite its halfway roundabout!

Fantastic!

Comments

Blimey, it's my site!
Thanks for the link, Phil. Amazing what Google turns up isn't it...
Chris

Posted by Chris on 6 August 2003, 7:39 pm | Link

My site about the Great North Road / A1
shows a seriously geeky obsession with just one road, albeit a rather long road.
Biff

Posted by Biff Vernon on 6 August 2003, 9:21 pm | Link

Bad design on the UK Roads Portal. We don't disagree. We're in the process of redesigning it. Check back in a few month's time. Should look a whole lot more professional.

Thanks for linking to us!

Posted by Paul Berry on 7 August 2003, 10:14 am | Link