In an innovative move to help meet Government housing targets, unused lanes on Britain’s motorways are to be used to provide space for thousands of new homes. The Department for Transport has discovered that the inside lane of British motorways are seldom used, as drivers head straight for the middle and fast lanes, which they continue to occupy for the rest of their journey.
Demand for the new developments, which will be ten feet wide and tens of miles long, is expected to be high. ‘For a start there won’t be any corners for youths to loiter around,’ explained town planner Meena Patel, ‘and any kids venturing outside would be run over anyway.’
The new houses will be approached from slip roads into diagonal ground floor garages, while leaving would simply involve pulling out on the other side, straight into fast moving traffic, a manoeuvre at which most drivers are already adept.