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Old May 19th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #481
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wow. I love that they built totally separate lane for HOV traffic
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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #482
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There are a lot of roundabouts in Washington, DC but they are different. They are controlled by traffic lights which is weird but better for pedestrians
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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #483
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An underdeveloped roundabout in a depressive post-commie city

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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #484
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If you scroll down quite a few pages the part I was referring to can be found, it's entitled:
The fact that EVERY page, is "page 1 of 1" threw me.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 12:10 AM   #485
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There are a lot of roundabouts in Washington, DC but they are different. They are controlled by traffic lights which is weird but better for pedestrians
There are hundreds of those in the UK
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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:07 AM   #486
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What you do when you have a new roundabout but don't want to pay for custom roundabout signage:

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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:53 PM   #487
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Typical destination signage for rural roundabouts in Hungary
(this one is near the lake Balaton)

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Old May 31st, 2011, 02:05 PM   #488
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #489
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How about living inside a roundabout?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #490
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Actually it dosen't look that bad...
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #491
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #492
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Those guys have also swimming pools.. I'd like to live there!
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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #493
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It' very normal in USA to have swimming pool in backyard.
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You can also park in the roundabout.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #495
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I think the roundabout is more artistic than that it has any significant function. Sherman Oaks Boulevard is somewhat important between two interchanges on the 405 freeway, but nearby Sepulveda Boulevard handles the brunt of the local traffic. The side street towards the freeway is a dead-end, and the other side street ends within 150 meters on another residential street.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #496
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There are a lot of roundabouts in Washington, DC but they are different. They are controlled by traffic lights which is weird but better for pedestrians
Washington DC has several dozen "traffic circles", as we call them. Below is a list of them on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...shington,_D.C.

The name "roundabout" is used primarily outside the USA, but it is gaining popularity for circles built in new developments.

Dupont Circle is the city's most complicated circle. There, Connecticut Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, 19th Street and P Street all intersect. Connecticut Avenue passes under the circle in a tunnel. Massachusetts Avenue is routed around the south side of the circle, with traffic in opposite directions separated by a median. The northern half of the circle is one-way, counter-clockwise. There are traffic lights at each corner. The park in the middle of the circle is very popular, so that further complicates the pedestrian traffic patterns.

At the same time the tunnel ("underpass" to us Yanks) was built, there was also a parallel tunnel, with a station under the west side of the circle, built for the streetcars that ran along Connecticut Avenue. Sadly, the streetcars stopped running barely a decade after the tunnel opened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupont_Circle

Oddly, only two of these several dozen circles are pure circles with no traffic lights - Chevy Chase Circle and Westmoreland Circle, both on Western Avenue, at the border between the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. Half of each circle is in one jurisdiction and half in the other.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #497
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Living inside a roundabout - maybe

Living 100 m from a 1-lane freeway - NOOOOO
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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #498
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The name "roundabout" is used primarily outside the USA, but it is gaining popularity for circles built in new developments.
My GPS with the American voice uses the word "rotory", but I've never seen any American write it like that.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #499
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My GPS with the American voice uses the word "rotory", but I've never seen any American write it like that.
That's common usage in the New England states, especially Massachusetts.

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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #500
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I've been to Massachusetts and I gotta say, they do use rotary more common
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