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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #501
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Story from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13863498

Also includes a subsection in the differences between roundabouts and rotaries (which have different rules than roundabouts).
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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #502
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Cheesy video about roundabouts by WisDOT:
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #503
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Still don't get why there are so many vids about roundabouts in the USA on you tube? How many decades are do these thing are already in use?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #504
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Roundabouts are non-existent in many areas of the United States. In other areas, they were just introduced recently, just like turbo roundabouts are not yet very common in Europe.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #505
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Any plans of getting rid of the Joure? (my English colleagues call it The Dzjoer Roundabout - see you at McDonalds) I always go that way from Calais to Northern Germany / Scandinavia, and so do my colleagues now, seeing that my nan in Sneek gives them breakfast and coffee whenever they're passing. We've managed to upset the locals once by blocking the street with five British registered vans!)
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #506
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Joure is quite a bizarre name.

J as Y in you
ou as in (j)aw but replace the a with an o = ow
re = ruh

The J is neither pronounced like in French nor English.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #507
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That roundabout is just as bizarre as the name of the place. But the burgers are good on the side of it. At peak times there are queues coming from either Sneek or Groningen. So at times they put slow moving vehicles on that roundabout, apparently to ease merging in traffic, but I reckon they are doing it to ensure queues on the roundabout itself...
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #508
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Still don't get why there are so many vids about roundabouts in the USA on you tube? How many decades are do these thing are already in use?
They are very new in much of the USA, only appearing in any numbers here in Wisconsin since 2000. WisDOT (State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation) is building them all over the place now.

The public is still in its learning phase regarding them.

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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:52 AM   #509
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Still don't get why there are so many vids about roundabouts in the USA on you tube? How many decades are do these thing are already in use?
The first actual real modern roundabout was only built in 1990 in Nevada just outside Vegas. But the rapid growth has only begun in the past 10 years, with just over 2000 roundabouts in the entire country, and highly concentrated in certain state in certain areas only. It is completely new to many people in the US.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #510
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Aquí en Perú no funcionan los óvalos, debido a que los conductores no respetan al peatón.

Saludos desde Perú.

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Here in Peru do not work roundabouts because drivers do not respect pedestrians.

Greetings from Peru.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #511
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A European (Belgian, specifically) point of view on proliferating roundabouts, for those who read French.

I'll translate when (1) I have time and (2) I have my reading glasses (which I forgot today), unless someone else feels like doing it first. The first link is an article by a political scientist that caught my eye; the second is from the same paper's car blog, commenting on the article.

http://www.lesoir.be/debats/chroniqu...int-872402.php

http://blog.lesoir.be/en-voiture-sim...la-surenchere/
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Old October 28th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #512
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You don't have to do so much effort. French-->English google translation works surprisingly well. Interesting articles!
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Old October 28th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #513
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You don't have to do so much effort. French-->English google translation works surprisingly well. Interesting articles!
Still haven't found my reading glasses, so several paragraphs of French.... I saw that the articles were there, posted them here and made a mental note to read them.
Bought those glasses just last week, when I left the previous pair in a hotel near Chicago (which was the second time in three months I'd done that ), so I've been resisting assuming these are lost. But at this point, I'm tired of squinting at everything; I'll have to buy a new pair at lunchtime.
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It's gonna get expensive if you do that a lot
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Old October 28th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #515
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Non-prescription reading glasses cost $20 or less, if you don't care what they look like. But it all adds up; spent $600 on car maintenance this week too.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #516
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Sheffield, England loves its roundabouts!

Here are some of the biggest and best!

From top left: Moore Street, St Mary's Gate, Arundle Gate & the big one aka Park Square

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Modena, Italy: railway crosses a roundabout:
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Old October 29th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #518
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Old October 29th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #519
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Am I the only one that noticed something is wrong in this so called roundabout?
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Well for one thing, it's not a roundabout, it just has roundabout in it's name (Rondo Grunwaldzkie, rondo meaning roundabout) :P Besides that it's just an intersection that is very functional for public transport. So you're right in noticing there's something wrong
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