Wikipedia:WikiProject UK Roads

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Welcome to the UK Roads WikiProject!

Goals
  • Improve road articles to at least B-standard. Steps can be seen below.
  • To provide balanced and accurate information on all issues relating to road transport in the UK.
Scope

Recognised content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]


B-class drive[edit]

Our first goal is to get all of the articles on motorways to B-class standard. What we need in such an article is:

  • A brief but informative lead section
  • An infobox - currently, all articles have this.
  • A route box, showing the junctions of the roads and the roads which intersect the motorway at these junctions.
  • A history into the road, informative, well-written and reliably sourced.
  • A NPOV, well-written article, without trivia that can not be integrated.

If all five of these checkpoints can be achieved, the article is at a standard comparable to B-class. If one is missing, it is best at Start-class, while if two or more are, then it is a stub.

Road sign colours[edit]

The recommended RGB colours for British road signs have been published in a Department for Transport document[1] The hex equivalents of the values quoted are given below as a reference for any editors:

UK road sign colours
Colour code Usage
#0079C1/white Motorways
#00703C/#FFD200 Primary road
#E31837/white Warning signs
#794400/white Tourist destinations

Any editor who is unsure of how to use these codes can of course look at the underlying code.

Members[edit]

Add your name below if you wish to participate. Note, if you have not edited a transport related article in the last 12 months, your name will be marked as "inactive".

  1. Sceptre (talk · contribs)
  2. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) - interested in the Birmingham area, service stations and route tables (including coordinates and microformats)
  3. MapsMan (talk · contribs) - I would really be a part-time editor. Pages on Motorways are generally something I look at from time to time, and I'm always looking to improve any page I read on Wikipedia. Thus, I am a de facto member of any Wikiproject encompassing a subject area of my interest.
  4. Seth Whales (talk · contribs) - Part-time wiki editor in the south west
  5. C2r (talk · contribs) - based in Hertfordshire, but travels around Europe!
  6. Sunil060902 (talk · contribs) - based in London, so best placed to contribute to roads in and around the Capital
  7. Hmich176 (talk · contribs) - Based in the USA, but I try to contribute to articles on a worldwide scale. I can copy edit and do basic research on articles.
  8. iridescent (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) - Author of two of the (paltry) four Quality Article standard UK road articles. Mostly London/SE & East Anglia (and at present getting sidetracked cleaning up assorted railway articles)
  9. Freakmighty (talk · contribs)
  10. Richie wright1980 (talk · contribs) - Liverpool
  11. Jeni (talk · contribs) - Based in the Midlands
  12. Squirrel684 (talk · contribs) - Based in the SW - I work in the "Road Industry"!
  13. Zangar (talk · contribs) Based in Cardiff
  14. Cherryguy93 (talk · contribs) - Based in London, United Kingdom
  15. Martinvl (talk · contribs) - Based in SE England
  16. TimMassey (talk · contribs) - Based in Cheshire.
  17. Doh5678 (talk · contribs)
  18. Presidentman (talk · contribs) - Based in USA, but certainly an Anglophile
  19. Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk · contribs)
  20. Wilbysuffolk (talk · contribs) - Mainly minor A roads in East Anglia
  21. Baldy Bill (talk · contribs) - like MapsMan, I like to improve any area of Wikipedia of interest to me. Based in SW but travel regularly across UK.
  22. robs.shaw (talk · contribs)
  23. Trillig (talk · contribs) - SE England and East Anglia
  24. The Rambling Man (talk · contribs)
  25. Nordic Dragon (talk · contribs) Southeastern England and Pembrokeshire
  26. Davey2010 (talk · contribs) - Based in Kent.
  27. Rcsprinter123 (talk · contribs) - most places, but especially the north west. Can be contacted to make maps and road signs
  28. Patch1969 (talk · contribs) - Focusing on Managed Motorways and Motorways in general across Greater Manchester and the North West.
  29. Tony Holkham (talk · contribs) - mainly W Wales and SE England, but not exclusively; history of individual roads fascinating

Then copy {{User UK Roads Wikiproject}} into your user page to use the Wikiproject's Userbox

UK road A1.svg This user is a member of the
UK Roads WikiProject

Inactive Members[edit]

  1. Nick996 (talk · contribs)
  2. Sameul66 (talk · contribs)
  3. Regan123 (talk · contribs)
  4. Dollsworth (talk · contribs) - interested in the southeast, mainly Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Essex
  5. Grand Edgemaster (talk · contribs) - Part-time wiki editor, looking at creation of motorway-specific maps from OpenStreetMap data.
  6. Ian13 (talk · contribs) - interested, but not too sure where we are going to source some information 10:38, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
  7. Teutonic_Tamer (talk · contribs) - noobie Wiki fan, East Anglia is my main area.
  8. Mardenpb1 (talk · contribs) - Based in the SE, but primarily interested in Road Safety
  9. 95jb14 (talk · contribs) Enthusiast.
  10. Thatmotorwayguy (talk · contribs)- Generally concentrating on south-western motorways, specialising in the M4 (English section) M5 (Section below M4), M27, M271, M275, M4, M48, M32, A3(M), A329(M), A404(M), A308(M) and M49

Open tasks[edit]

  • Standardise route boxes for motorway articles to conform closer to either the format at WP:ELG or on M621 motorway.

Categories[edit]

Article[edit]


Category:Speed camera types used in the United Kingdom
Category:Motoring taxation in the United Kingdom
There are some articles in Category:Road transport in the United Kingdom as well, though not all sub cats are appropriate

Maintenance[edit]

no subcategories
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Quality scale[edit]

Templates[edit]

  • {{WPUKroads}} - talk space - categorises the page into the wikiproject
  • {{UK motorways}} - article space - links to other motorway articles.
  • {{United Kingdom roads}} - article space - links to other general UK A road articles and lists.

Zonal A Road Templates[edit]

Use these for A road articles, choosing the right zone

Route infoboxes[edit]

  • {{ukmotorwaysmall}} - displays a small road sign icon and link for an Mxxx motorway
  • {{ukmotorwayAsmall}} - displays a small road sign icon and link for an Ax(M) motorway
  • {{ukroadsmall}} - displays a small road sign icon and link for an A road
  • {{gbroadsmall}} - as above but for those names Axxx road (Great Britain)
  • {{ukroadsign}} - displays the road number sign and name of road but doesn't link it - useful where no article exists

Related Projects[edit]

External resources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic signs image database: User guide". Department for Transport. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

Other authorities[edit]

Information sites[edit]

These are not always reliable sources, but may be useful in finding reliable sources or in knowing what to look for.

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