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Frank Taylor
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Glasgow has a motorway (M8) running from the airport right through the centre and then on to Edinburgh. There are
junctions and flyovers in the city centre. A lot of beautiful old sandstone buildings were demolished to make way for this road following the logic that knocking down poor people’s houses eliminates poverty.

The roads and bridges are now wearing out (the reinforcing is rusting) and is being replaced. The road moves pretty fast most of the time but there are long queues at rush hour to join the motorway.
Central Glasgow has very wide streets compared to Dublin and can cope with higher volumes of car traffic.

Here are some photos
http://members.tripod.com/m8motorway/m8_glasgow_j19.htm

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