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#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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#43
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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#44
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#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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#49
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.
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#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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#51
There are 4 here. They help traffic but no one in America knows how to use them. Therefore I nearly die a lot.
#52
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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#53
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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#55
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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#57
In my city\town we got a roundabout. There are a lot of crashes, like a ridiculous amount haha
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#58
Very common in Maryland. I hate them. Pieces of shit.

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#59
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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#60
I haven't seen one yet.
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#61
I only know of one roundabout with traffic lights but it's still a prime accident site due to shitty drivers. In fact, any stretch of paved road here is a prime accident site.
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#62
Roundabouts are terrible things, and the few I've encountered are a few too many.
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#64
There are a small number of roundabouts to be found here. I experienced one, um, once (at the entrance of Austin Straubel Airport).
#65
There are two in the city I live in. I have no problem with them but the Oriental people who come into town for college have a hard time with them. They do keep the flow of traffic up better than a four way stop. Though im that guy who treats a four way stop like "oh everyone else is gonna stop im gonna pretend that stop sign is a yeild and go right through".
#67
My town just built one where they expanded this highway in my town. ****ing stupid. It's a 3-way intersection for f*cks sake. I could see if it was 5+, possibly 4, even though lights work just fine for 4, but 3? WHY?
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#68
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I just realised a few minutes ago that although I've seen a lot of American TV shows and movies which involve people driving in cars and whatnot, I've not once seen a roundabout. I knew most states don't have learner plates and I thought that was weird as shit (maybe a little dangerous), but I can't believe I never noticed the lack of roundabouts in American media. Do you guys actually have no roundabouts?

For reference these are roundabouts:





We know what roundabouts are, you jerk!

There are several around my area. I hate 'em. They're just... useless. The areas that have them aren't high-traffic, and would benefit from a simple 4-way stop...
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#69
There's two roundabouts that I use every now and then.
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#70
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There are virtually none in Pennsylvania, but they're all over the place in New Jersey. I think they're kind of inconvenient.

Yea

New Jersey is retarded though so it makes sense
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#71
Small roundabouts with just one or two lanes are nice and convenient. These seem like hell, though:
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American roads are all grid like, it's really weird to look at on google maps for someone from England.
I thought our roundabouts were bad, but in France they're even more retarded. Most ridiculous example:
Arc de Triomphe in Paris


Holy shit it is so dangerous. There aren't any lanes or anything, and the French drive like they don't want to live anyway.

Also, devourke I thought you were murican?
#72
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#76
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We have them, but they're very uncommon.

They are all over in my area..I think we have maybe 40+
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#77
I could take them or leave them. I feel they have their advantages at times, but a lot of times they're just ill-placed.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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