The Glasgow Motorway Archive Podcast
Podcast 29 - Our Top 5 Glasgow Motorway “Things”

Podcast 29 - Our Top 5 Glasgow Motorway “Things”

May 27, 2020

In Episode 29, we discuss our Top 5 Glasgow Motorway "Things". Is it a favourite junction or a hated feature? Listen in as we reveal all, and be sure to share your own views on our social media channels!

We also answer your questions and discuss our plans for the 50th anniversary of Kingston Bridge!

With John Hassall and Stuart Baird.

Podcast 28 - Why Is The Motorway Built There?

Podcast 28 - Why Is The Motorway Built There?

May 14, 2020

In episode 28 we go back to the 1950s and 60s to determine why the M8 through Glasgow is built where it is! We have a specific focus on the city's Comprehensive Development Areas (CDAs), areas earmarked for complete redevelopment. CDA plans led to the demolition of existing properties, shops and in some cases roads. There were 29 CDAs throughout Glasgow, though only some were taken forward and the locations of some will reveal crucial facts about the motorway corridor!

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Podcast 27 - The M80 & M876: Planning, Construction & Future

Podcast 27 - The M80 & M876: Planning, Construction & Future

May 1, 2020

In episode 27 we delve deep into the history of the M80 and the M876, key links in Scotland's motorway system. Loved and loathed in equal measure, the routes have a history spanning six decades. We consider what the future might hold and reveal unknown facts about the M80 "Kelvin Valley" option.

We also squeeze in some of your questions and discuss an upcoming event.

Hosted by Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Podcast 26 - The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass - Love It or Loathe It?

Podcast 26 - The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass - Love It or Loathe It?

April 22, 2020

In episode 26 we head east to Edinburgh to discuss its much maligned bypass. Love it or loathe it, the A720 has an array of facts and figures just waiting to be discussed. Join us as we tell the story of how it came to be and discuss its performance.

We squeeze in some of your A720 questions too.

Hosted by John Hassall and Stuart Baird. Lothian

Podcast 25 - M74 Completion (Kingston to Fullarton) & Your Questions Answered

Podcast 25 - M74 Completion (Kingston to Fullarton) & Your Questions Answered

April 10, 2020

In episode 25 we discuss the M74 Completion project (which stretched from the M8 at Kingston to Fullarton Road) as it approaches it 9th anniversary. We also answer a ton of listener questions and have a new appeal for information. Remember to leave us a rating if you use Apple Podcasts.

With John Hassall and Stuart Baird.

Podcast 24 - Revisiting the M8 Renfrew Bypass (Hillington to Bishopton) & the A737

Podcast 24 - Revisiting the M8 Renfrew Bypass (Hillington to Bishopton) & the A737

April 2, 2020

In episode 24 of the GMA podcast we revisit the M8 Renfrew Bypass, the section of motorway between Hillington and Bishopton, and the A737 Johnston - Linwood Bypass. We detail some interesting new facts uncovered during our recent research.

We also squeeze in a couple of listener questions!

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall. 

Podcast 23 - Glasgow Motorway Archive: Who are we?

Podcast 23 - Glasgow Motorway Archive: Who are we?

March 26, 2020

In episode 23 we talk about the Glasgow Motorway Archive, its members, its work and ambitions for the future. We also squeeze in a few listener questions.

With John Hassall and Stuart Baird.

Podcast 22 - Scotland’s Motorways - M90 Special

Podcast 22 - Scotland’s Motorways - M90 Special

March 19, 2020

Join us on Episode 22 of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast as we broaden our interest to some motorways outside Glasgow. We start with the M90 - the one between Edinburgh and Perth! We also squeeze in some of your questions and talk about what we've been up to.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall. 

Podcast 21 - Lanarkshire Edition - A725 & A8! Your Questions Answered.

Podcast 21 - Lanarkshire Edition - A725 & A8! Your Questions Answered.

February 27, 2020

Join us this month for as we focus on two of Lanarkshire's most important routes: the A725 Bellshill Bypass & Eastkilbride Expressway and the A8 between Baillieston to Newhouse! Delve into the history of these roads and learn how they became the major routes they are today.

We also answer your questions and talk about upcoming events.

Hosted by John Hassall and Stuart Baird.

Podcast 20 - The Unbuilt - South, East & North Link Motorways & Your Questions

Podcast 20 - The Unbuilt - South, East & North Link Motorways & Your Questions

February 13, 2020

In Episode 20 we return to Glasgow's unbuilt roads with a look at the South, East and North Link Motorways. We also answer your burning questions in the first of our new leaner podcasts!

Hosted by Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Podcast 19 - Traffic Modelling the Glasgow Highway Plans, Texas Trip, GMA Events & Your Questions

Podcast 19 - Traffic Modelling the Glasgow Highway Plans, Texas Trip, GMA Events & Your Questions

January 16, 2020

In episode 19 of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast, we are delighted to welcome special guest Chris Hunt. A traffic engineer, Chris carried out research to prove whether the network of roads proposed for the Glasgow conurbation in 1967 would have been congestion free with today's traffic flows! He has some fascinating findings! Tying into this, John tells us about his trip to Houston in Texas last November. We also answer your questions and discuss what we've been up to!

Hosted by: John Hassall and Stuart Baird. Special Guest: Christopher Hunt.

Podcast 18 - 2019 LIVE Christmas Special - M74, M898, A823(M) & Your Questions!

Podcast 18 - 2019 LIVE Christmas Special - M74, M898, A823(M) & Your Questions!

December 19, 2019

It's Christmas and that means podcast special at the Glasgow Motorway Archive!! Hosted by Stuart Baird, John Hassall and Nick Twigg. Produced by David Treasurer.

Originally broadcast live across social media, this edition was recorded on 19th December 2019 and covers the following topics:

The M74 J9-12

The M898

New feature: "Scotland's Motorways": The A823(M).

We answer your questions throughout the podcast and talk about our activities throughout 2019 and preview 2020.

Podcast 17 - Clyde Crossings Face Off, Rare Archive Material & Your Questions Answered!

Podcast 17 - Clyde Crossings Face Off, Rare Archive Material & Your Questions Answered!

November 14, 2019

In Episode 17 of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we cover the following:

The Clyde Crossings - Kingston, Clyde Tunnel and Erskine Bridge. Which is best and why? Do you agree with our conclusions?!

From the Archive - Clyde Tunnel Commemorative book from 1963.

Your questions answered!

Upcoming events and more! All in this 90 minute extravaganza!

Hosted by Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Podcast 16 - Ayr Motorway, Revealing New Records, Your Questions & More!

Podcast 16 - Ayr Motorway, Revealing New Records, Your Questions & More!

October 18, 2019

In Episode 16 we continue our Unbuilt series with a look at the Ayr Motorway proposals. After this, we unearth some brand new records in our "From the Archive Feature" and answer your questions.

Hosted by John Hassall and Stuart Baird.

Podcast 15 - Summer Recap, The Unbuilt (Visible Stubs & Slips), From the Archive, Questions & Features

Podcast 15 - Summer Recap, The Unbuilt (Visible Stubs & Slips), From the Archive, Questions & Features

September 25, 2019

Episode 15 of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast, published September 2019. This month we recap our busy summer, continue our unbuilt and From the Archive series' and answer your questions as usual. We also have some hints on what's coming up next.

Presented by Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

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