Wikipedia:WikiProject UK Roads

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Welcome to the UK Roads WikiProject!

  • 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.

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.


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. (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
  30. Gweglez (talk · contribs) - Very interested in roads, the details and irregularities of them, particularly motorways that aren't actually up to motorway standards. Based in Hampshire so most of my edits will be around there.

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

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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.



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


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Quality scale[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]


  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.

Important discussions[edit]

Article Alerts[edit]

Good article nominees

External links[edit]