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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #41
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Lots of roundabouts have traffic lights too.


Probably about 10% of all roundabouts. And it's usually the huge ones, or ones with a stupid number of exits, and more often than not the ones that lead from a single carriageway to a main trunk road.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #42
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #43
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We've got a bunch of roundabouts in a neighboring city and they're ****in awesome.

We have an entire highway that uses them. What used to take 15 minutes to drive through now takes 5.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #45
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #46
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We've got a bunch of roundabouts in a neighboring city and they're ****in awesome.

We have an entire highway that uses them. What used to take 15 minutes to drive through now takes 5.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #47
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #48
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #49
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Also, American road layouts tend to be very grid-like in their design.
That's probably where we got the term 'block' from.

But in England, it's very loosely laid out, more like a spider-web.
I think the round-abouts were a necessity because the web-like layout meant that sometimes 5 roads would meet at a junction, and it would be very difficult to go between these roads in a grid-like layout, like in America.
Just my hypothesis.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #50
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Also, American road layouts tend to be very grid-like in their design.
That's probably where we got the term 'block' from.

But in England, it's very loosely laid out, more like a spider-web.
I think the round-abouts were a necessity because the web-like layout meant that sometimes 5 roads would meet at a junction, and it would be very difficult to go between these roads in a grid-like layout, like in America.
Just my hypothesis.

Sociopedal vs. sociofugal spacial arrangements. Some cities are designed around major landmarks/economic or political hubs and in that way avoid a grid and tend to separate groups of people by keeping some further away from the "centers" (sociofugal). Other cities are built on a more consistent grid that tends to make connecting people across all parts of the city easier (sociopedal).

It's the same concept behind sitting at a round table vs. a rectangular one at a meeting. At a rectangular one, there is one person who is the focus and commands the meeting, so the further you are from that person, the less power you have (sociofugal). A circular table has no focal point and the control/involvement over discussion is evenly distributed (sociopedal).
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:30 PM   #51
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There are 4 here. They help traffic but no one in America knows how to use them. Therefore I nearly die a lot.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #52
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There are a bunch where my friends live in Indiana and only one I know of where I live. I like them seeing as I understand the purpose of a yield sign and that they give me the option to not stop, which I think is great
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #53
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Lol murcans r dumb

Roundabouts are easy, and make traffic flow so much more than traffic lights. Fucking hate how every junction here is controlled by lights, I spend a lifetime idling.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #54
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:47 PM   #55
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There's a quaint little roundabout out in the countryside on the way to my cousin's house and it's never a problem because it's never busy. I've never had any problems with 4-way stops by the way.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #56
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Roundabouts are okay. They make a lot of sense sometimes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #57
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In my city\town we got a roundabout. There are a lot of crashes, like a ridiculous amount haha
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:14 AM   #58
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:14 AM   #59
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I just drove around one in Nashville, but I think that there is only like one in the QC, where I live.
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