http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - The idea of a "public road network" is a relatively modern one. After all, the US Interstate System was only finished in 1991, and UK motorways aren't that much older. What if history had taken a different turn? Let's talk about turnpikes, toll roads, and perhaps even zeppelins.
IanVisits for tipping me off to the tollbooth and scanning this map: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2010/03/27/map-of-london-and-its-toll-gates-from-1857/
The National Archives for scanning several old maps and images, and for information about the Rebecca Riots and turnpikes: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/rebecca-riots/
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