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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #421
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I was bored at work one day (Waiting for the asphalt patch to cool), so I got some pics of the roundabout at the intersection of Highland Dr. and Qu"Appelle Bvd.
What city is this in?

BTW, I like that YIELD sign adaptation.

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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #422
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What city is this in?

BTW, I like that YIELD sign adaptation.

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My home town of Kamloops, BC. The specific subdivision is Juniper Heights.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #423
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Huesca for world capital of roundabouts! Well, this is not like Milton Keynes in UK, but if you search Huesca in Google Maps and take a round, you will see tons of them. Even there are roundabouts that aren't marked! 2 on the N-330a, one on the N-240 exit, two more linked by a bridge (One of the ends is shown U/C in Street View).
We have 33 roundabouts, for 53033 inhabitants (as of 2009), so it makes 1607,06 people per roundabout.
And another roundabout has been built, so 34 roundabouts and 1559.79 people per roundabout. BTW, the 53033 inhabitant figure is not from 2009, but from July 2010.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #424
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Liberec - Nord.. quite unpopular among drivers..

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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #425
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That was the first grade-separated junction I've ever driven in the Czech Republic. Our campsite back in 2000 was near that exit. (near the motorcross field)
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:13 AM   #426
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Now that's what I call a mini-roundabout.
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From one of those little Sicilian islands.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:08 PM   #427
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:26 PM   #428
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Roundabouts are not for every type of situation. In Sydney, there have been a number of them removed in recent years and replaced by traffic signals, but these have been on major arterial routes. Perhaps the most well known 'upgrade' was the Five Ways roundabout at Miranda in the southern suburbs, but more recent ones have been on Narellan Road near Camden and the Mulgoa Road / Jamison Road intersection in Penrith.

And then there is a roundabout in Blacktown (Flushcombe and Bungarribee Roads) in the western suburbs that has traffic signals, but are only activated in peak periods. This is a NearMap photo of it:

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-33.77721...k&nmd=20101017

The Five Ways roundabout actually had this set up too before it was ripped up, and there was another one at Seven Hills at Old Windsor Road / Seven Hills Road before that too was replaced by lights.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:35 PM   #429
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Vernon Circle in Canberra - this is a roundabout in what it performs, but is more a central feature in Walter Burley Griffin's design, encircling City Hill...

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-35.28158...k&nmd=20101124
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #430
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I love small one-lane roundabouts on minor streets and within neighborhoods but hate those chaotic big ones with several lanes
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:52 PM   #431
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:11 PM   #432
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Now that's what I call a mini-roundabout.
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From one of those little Sicilian islands.
If it wasn't for the signs, I would have never have noticed it. I wounder how many people actually go around it, instead of making a regular left turn.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:06 PM   #433
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Not very many I wouldn't have thought. They probably drive straight across too.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #434
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Haha yeah. I doubt there's much traffic for it to be an issue. It is probably quite clever to stick a roundabout there, it just looks weird being basically a flower pot with a few roundabout signs.

Roundabouts are great in general, for lower to medium levels of traffic. Even the signalised ones are better than a flat junction IMO because the conflicting movements are much fewer. For example, turning left (in LHD countries) on a flat junction requires crossing the traffic coming the other way (common in the US & Canada), or else making a filter traffic light which adds time and complication to the traffic light sequence. Much more straightforward on a roundabout where there is only traffic from the left (or right in the minority of countries ).

Here is a beautiful pic of the Sandyford exit (14) on the M50 in the December snow.
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M50 Sandyford Interchange. Photo, ARMN Paddy Reilly, 105 Sqn by Irish Air Corps, on Flickr

(credit to "Irish and Proud" on boards.ie for finding this)

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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:16 AM   #435
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Of course it's Italy so they probably just drive however they feel like.
Usual stereotypes. Even when you can clearly see in the picture that the pavement is consumed by car tires in circles...
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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #436
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I will withdraw that then.

Speaking from experience though, Palermo was a bit chaotic. Guys on mopeds driving up behind us on the footpath while we were walking on it. Of course this doesn't mean everywhere is like that.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #437
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Now that's what I call a mini-roundabout.
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From one of those little Sicilian islands.
Such "roundabouts" are pretty common in Karachi.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #438
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Usual stereotypes.
I agree. Traffic in Northern Italy, for example, was far more civilized than the stereotype suggests. I don't know about the south, though.
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I will withdraw that then.

Speaking from experience though, Palermo was a bit chaotic. Guys on mopeds driving up behind us on the footpath while we were walking on it. Of course this doesn't mean everywhere is like that.
Unfortunately you're right. I'm Italian and I'm used to criticize my country a lot... but when a foreigner does... I don't know, I fend off

I have to say that in small towns and in the countryside, even in the South, driving is very relaxed. Palermo, Naples and Rome, above all cities, are a real mess though. But even Florence can be real messy.
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I agree. Traffic in Northern Italy, for example, was far more civilized than the stereotype suggests. I don't know about the south, though.
thats exactly what i was about to say. haven't been to the south either
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