In this chapter I focus on England’s M1 motorway running between London, the Midlands, and Yorkshire.4 At first sight the motorway may appear to have a simple linear geography, forming a transport corridor between London and Leeds, but this linearity is punctuated and disturbed by the distinctly nodal geography of motorway junctions, which are positioned every 4 to 10 miles.5 In this chapter I examine these complex corridoring effects, focusing on the topological and spatial patterns associated with the linear, nodal, material, imaginative and discursive geographies of motorways. Of

[…] the State needs to subordinate hydraulic force to conduits, pipes, embankments, which prevent turbulence, which constrain movement to go from one point to another, and space itself to be striated and measured, which makes the fluid depend on

the solid, and flows proceed by parallel, laminar layers. The hydraulic model of nomad science and the war machine, on the

other hand, consists in being distributed by turbulence across a smooth space, in producing a movement that holds space and simultaneously affects all of its points, instead of being held by space in a local movement from one specified point to another.1