53 episodes

Regular podcast from the Glasgow Motorway Archive team.

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    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Regular podcast from the Glasgow Motorway Archive team.

    Glasgow’s Unbuilt Outer Ring Roads

    Glasgow’s Unbuilt Outer Ring Roads

    In our first episode of 2022, we delve into the 1960s proposals for intermediate and outer ring roads of Glasgow. We take a look at the types of roads proposed and consider why they remain unbuilt over fifty years later. Prepare to be surprised!


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 55 min
    2021 Christmas Special

    2021 Christmas Special

    In this Christmas special, hosted by Stuart, John and Nick, we discuss our Scottish roads loves and hates. We also review some of 2021's news stories and give a run down of some the GMAs Top 10s for the year!


    Let us know your thoughts! :) 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

    John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

    In this episode of the GMA podcast we discuss John's trip around Scotland's North Coast 500. Did he love it or hate it? Listen now to find out!


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 51 min
    Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

    Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

    In this special edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we celebrate 85 years of the Kincardine Bridge.


    Join us as we consider the history, planning, design and construction of the project. We discuss recent developments and take a look at why the bridge hasn't swung open in over thirty years!


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.


     


    Music credit: "Drawing Mazes"


    Poddington Bear


    From the Free Music Archive


    CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3,0/)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

    The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

    In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are discussing the Greater Glasgow Transportation Study, first published in the late 1960s!


    Join us as we discuss one of the largest transportation studies ever undertaken in the UK. We consider its proposals for a road network and public transport system fit for the (then) future and how hundreds of people worked to make it a reality. We reveal a few surprises and discuss its impact 60 years on.


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 59 min
    Potholes and Road Defects

    Potholes and Road Defects

    In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are talking potholes and carriageway defects!


    Join us as we discuss how they form, how they are repaired and what we can do to prevent them! We also answer your pothole related questions.


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

monkeyandweasel ,

Interesting stuff

Interesting stuff, if you like that sort of thing.

Would have been good to hear about the Baillieston Storm Sewer as part of the pre-contact works for the Monklands Motorway as it was a chunky bit of work with tunnelling.

T strainer ,

Excellent Urban Motorway facts from Glasgow and beyond

If you like the motorways around Glasgow and beyond then this will inform you of what would and should have been.

JamesRoad ,

Great podcast, lots of good information

These podcasts give lots of top notch information on Scotland’s road and motorway network. Well worth the listen.

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