Asked in GeographyPakistanUnited KingdomEngland
Why was the first motorway built in Pakistan?
In what country was the first motorway built and what year?
Asked in Europe
Where was the first motorway in Europe?
The first motorway every built in the whole world was the Autostrada dei Laghi (or Milano - Laghi) in Italy, opened in 1924. It connected Milan to the city of Como. Many people believe that Germany built the first motorway. However, the AVUS was not a public road, it was a race track to test cars, so it cannot be called "motorway".
What year was the first motorways in Britain built?
Asked in Cambridge University
Why is speed limit less in built up areas than in motorway?
Asked in United Kingdom, Civil Engineering, England
When was the first motorway built in England?
The first motorway opened in Britain was the M6 (M=Motorway). It was known as the Preston Bypass. It was opened in 1958. When it was planned, the Preston Bypass was seen as the first piece of a large network. It was deemed a success and led to the construction of a second motorway, the M1, opened in 1959. There was no speed limit and no crash barriers and hardly any traffic -- now that's what I call motoring! The M6 is also Britain's longest motorway and Britain's busiest.