quote 21:08:05 Working as a gas engineer in south London, Smith knew a thing or two about traffic jams and was fascinated by roads. “It’s a random thing, it’s abstract, it’s eccentric. People have different interests. How do you quantify normality?
quote 00:26:05 The M25 was opened by Margaret Thatcher in 1986 and will endure as a monument to her era far longer than wars or broken unions. A visible symbol of individualism and the triumph of the car, the motorway was widened by the Blair government, building on the Iron Lady’s legacy in every way.
quote 06:46:01 Some locals called for fees for non-resident vehicles, while others demanded that satnav companies omit the neighbourhood from their systems.
Hollywood sign neighbours voice anger as tourism grows by Andrew Gumbel in The Guardian.