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Re: Why the US hates roundabouts'
WE b OLD #1362690 Sat May 30 2020 02:01 AM
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Around here, they have put in a few bizarre intersections which defy easy explanation. The most significant aspect of them is that they have multiple individual lanes which are opposite in direction right next to each other.
It is nerve racking when you first encounter these intersection, especially at night.
What is really amazing is how they have improved traffic flow!

Re: Why the US hates roundabouts'
WE b OLD #1362712 Sat May 30 2020 05:23 AM
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I've been to Seattle where they have 5 and 6 streets intersecting at weird angles. If there were a need for a roundabout it would be there. Fortunately they are not high traffic density streets.

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Re: Why the US hates roundabouts'
WE b OLD #1364065 Mon Jun 08 2020 10:38 PM
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Roundabouts up here in BC are not popular. I don't mind them having driven through many in England. What I don't like here especially are right turns on red. The law says stop to be sure nothing is coming but that never happens. You can also make a left turn on red onto a one-way street. Very few people are aware and even been ticketed by the police for so doing.
L'Etoile I believe what the round about at the Arc de Triumph is called. A friend and I ran across all 9 lanes at night and later found out there is a pedestrian underpass!
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Re: Why the US hates roundabouts'
WE b OLD #1364080 Tue Jun 09 2020 12:45 AM
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I was indy a while back and got turned around because of the roundabout would not let me go where I needed to. So I finally got on a cross street where I knew I could get where I needed to be. Then I needed to turn around and turned onto what I thought was a street but it turned out to be a very small parking lot with no exit except the way I came and the other surprise was it had a stoplight, why I don't know, strange very strange.

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