Roads - an interdisciplinary investigation


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“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

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

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“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?