Category Archives: circumferential highways

Huntingdon’s loopy beltway

Orbital lunacy

Dalrymple writes that, most unfortunately for the inhabitants (who had done nothing to deserve it), post-war planners resolved to provide the town of Oliver Cromwell’s birth with a distressingly ugly circumferential highway that succeeds in

simultaneously rendering exit from and entry into the town difficult and dangerous.

The ring road is

of such hideous and dysfunctional design that architects and town planners around the world study it as a warning.

The Huntingdon that existed in living memory — one of the most charming towns in England — and today's Huntingdon, a dangerous monstrosity that is a warning to the world

The Huntingdon that existed in living memory — one of the most charming towns in England — and today’s Huntingdon, a dangerous monstrosity that is a warning to the world