Changing direction overnight: Sweden's story of switching to driving on the right
In 1967, Sweden undertook a daring mission: Switching from driving on the left to the right.
This major change to the country's infrastructure and citizens' habits - done to bring Sweden into line with neighbouring countries in Europe - required a huge national effort to overhaul the road network. Thousands of signs were changed, roads were re-painted and buses were re-configured in a national programme costing over 2.6 billion kronor (€233,000,000) in today's money.
This article from BBC Worklife takes a deep dive into how Sweden managed to undertake this huge national project and succeeded in changing the entire road network whilst ensuring high road safety standards.
Read the article in full here.