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Old October 29th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #521
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The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. It is located near the County Ground, home of Swindon Town F.C. Its name comes from the popular children's television series The Magic Roundabout. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain,





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Did you say no left or right turn ????

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Old October 30th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #522
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Some new pictures of one of the few roundabouts in Bulgaria's capital, opened last year on Sofia's Ring Road (transit traffic on it goes directly beneath):





Source, with a lot of aerials of Sofia and infrastructure

P.S. Plus a bonus - why should people not try to go transit through roundabouts:







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Old October 30th, 2011, 03:09 AM   #523
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Why is the lane for turning left (in the middle of the roundabout), right of the lane for driving straight forward? Ok, you'd have to make some turns, if you drove straight forward, but it still looks weird.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:07 AM   #524
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Why is the lane for turning left (in the middle of the roundabout), right of the lane for driving straight forward? Ok, you'd have to make some turns, if you drove straight forward, but it still looks weird.
I was thinking at the same thing (look on the previous page).
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Old October 30th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #525
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It may be a bus facility in case bus and tram arrive at the same time.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #526
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The inside of the "roundabout" is only for buses and trams. The inside lane is for trams mostly, that's why they made it a "forward" lane for buses as well. The outside lanes in the middle are for buses only.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM   #527
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Another, more classical roundabout in Sofia:

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #528
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Two unusual cases from Finland:

Pori. Intersection of two boulevards. For some reason, it is organized as a roundabout by just adding some traffic signs:





Does not look a roundabout.

Helsinki: A roundabout crossed by a street reserved for buses. In addition, there is a railroad, but it is currently not in regular use:



The bus street runs from top-left to bottom-left.



Non-standard traffic lights protect the bus street. Normally, similar ones are used at railroad and tramway crossings.

When the lights turn red, the whole roundabout traffic may be interrupted, because of waiting cars blocking the traffic flow.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #529
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Railway Roundabout at intersection of Brooker Ave & Liverpool St, Hobart.



Some earlier views from the 1960s





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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #530
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Why's it called "Railway Roundabout"? I see no sign of a railway. (Are there any on Tasmania?)
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Old November 4th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #531
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Looks to me that roundabout could have a metrostop underneath?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #532
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Some of Mexico City

Independence Angel Roundabout




Diana Cazadora (Hunter Diana) Roundabout

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Glorieta de Insurgentes




Palm Roundabout




Glorieta Caballito


Cibeles Roundabout



Roundabout Fuente de Petroleos in Periférico and Reforma Avenue


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Old November 5th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #533
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This is the very first roudabout ever built: Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris (1907):



In Italy the first roundabout was built in Lecco only in 1989, 30 years afrer our first motorways, complex interchanges and rest areas!
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Old November 5th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #534
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Hulanka Roundabout in Bielsko-Biala ( Poland : )

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I don't know if this is the oldest but this roundabout was started in 1906 to conmemorate the centennial of Mexico's Independence



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This is the very first roudabout ever built: Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris (1907):

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Uh, no.

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

And I'm not saying Dupont Circle's the oldest either. It's just the first one I looked up. Because the plan for Washington, which goes back to 1790ish, has circles on it. I'd guess Charles de Gaulle is older than 1907 too, for that matter. Or Columbus Circle in New York....

Although, upthread, you'll find an argument about whether these sort of big urban circles are roundabouts at all....
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1856: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Circle
And it wasn't just a big circular open space in which traffic (then horse-drawn) could go every which way: there's mention in the article of a statue of Washington in the middle of it dedicated in 1860, and streetcar tracks going around the circle by 1862.
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Something that resembles a raindrop roundabout in Ljubljana.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #539
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Now that's what I call a mini-roundabout.
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From one of those little Sicilian islands.
Stufs from Italy...............
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Stufs from Italy...............
Never seen anything similar in Italy: it's an exception, not the rule.
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