Roads - an interdisciplinary investigation


“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” Stephen Hawking


“A well-beaten path does not always make the right road.” Proverb


“Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.” Frank Tyger

Roads - journeys, travels, distant lands, adventure, discovery, endurance, conquest, war, peace, . . .
Here we will be posting a wide range of topics related to roads, their construction, their uses, their history and multiple meanings to humans.

Possible topics:

  • The history of roads - from the Roman Empire to the present and the future
  • Road-building - materials, technologies, equipment, geology, labor, unions, economics
  • Taxes
  • Laws
  • Fuel
  • Toll roads
  • Trucking
  • Analyze the relationship of roads to our daily lives - how do we get our food, clothing, furniture, and other goods?