Adrodd fel Amhriodol

Testun Gwreiddiol (Anodiad: EPW038567 / 304371)

' Most of this area of farmland in 1932 is now covered with housing on both sides of the road. Strange how many times a new road is built only to be surrounded by housing, so increasing the traffic on the road and making it difficult to increase the road capacity by widening. Indeed in the middle left of the picture it would appear new houses are being built facing the road before it is finished. It would appear the today that the road has encroached on their front gardens as widening has increased the number of lanes and pushed the service roads further out towards the houses. The 1928 picture of the Kingston Bypass in south-west London EPW020673 also illustrates the point well. Today much of the surrounding area is built up the now six-lane bypass being edged with narrow service roads that only provide limited access to the truck route. The noise and population levels for those living close to such main routes was clearly not a consideration for the early planners. '