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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:29 AM   #61
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Wrong. The UK has already beaten France
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:56 AM   #62
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In my country roundabouts are more to be seen lately.
Here is the one and only in Banja Luka



BTW i like Hungarian roundabouts they are soo well kept and interesting, well most of them.

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:10 PM   #63
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...oops

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:18 PM   #64
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I'm sure I read Australia has the most
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:42 PM   #65
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That’s Polish contribution to the art of roundabout building.
What do you comrades think of this roundabout? How would you pass it?

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:49 PM   #66
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Some planned roundabouts in Szeged in the tram project:





(both from ujpalyan.hu)
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 04:53 PM   #67
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In Hungary, my hometown, Budaörs has lots of roundabouts. Check on the Google Maps, I have counted more than 13 (Budaörs is a small city), plus we have one roundabout over the M1-M7 highway.

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:00 PM   #68
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The UK is the only country where I've actually gotten lost on a roundabout. Some gigantic puzzling monstrosity.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:23 PM   #69
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In KArachi we must have anywhere between 50-100 roundabouts.
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World Trade Center R/A (Dubai)


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in Google Earth (2007): http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=2...05665&t=k&z=18
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 08:46 PM   #71
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The UK is the only country where I've actually gotten lost on a roundabout. Some gigantic puzzling monstrosity
Perhaps you were in Swindon.

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Whats the point of the mini-roundabouts?
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:57 PM   #73
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The biggest?
Klaipeda, LT

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 10:28 PM   #74
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The roundabout on the interchange between the Swiss A52 and A53 is so huge that the speed limit is 80 km/h.

Anyway, you need a vignette (€35) to drive in two roundabouts in Slovenia. One of them has no proper detour.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:16 PM   #75
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Perhaps you were in Swindon.

Was this the most simple way of making traffic floting?
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:28 PM   #76
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The UK is definitely the world leader in Roundabouts - they are literally everywhere. Australia has a few, but nothing like the number overall - same with NZ.

Though I quite like roundabouts, they are quite pedestrian hostile unless special effort is made for them not to be so.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #77
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Anyway, you need a vignette (€35) to drive in two roundabouts in Slovenia. One of them has no proper detour.
which one beside Pesnica?
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Old June 4th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #78
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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #79
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The magic roundabout in Swindon probably has theoretical high capacity, but it's too complex for human minds! It's rated among top 10 worst intersections by insurance companies.
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This is a thread dedicated to the roundabout. This traffic-regulating circle is used all over the world in numerous shapes, sizes and forms. From the monumental and impressive Place de l'etoile around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to the annoyingly small round piece of shit on your daily route to work. Cities in the 19th century had to have those round things at the end of their wide avenues, the bigger, the better. Adding a massive monument to show the nations glorious history and power was a must-have. The preferably 'multi-armed' roundabout ensured the intention that the monument could be seen from every angle.



to be continued..
I hate to say it, but that roundabout is worthless for any meaningful automobile traffic whatsoever. It was constructed in a time when the horse still dominated human transport. The roundabout really only works in smaller scale i.e. like for a subdivision I saw out in Redwood, California. I'm a skeptic as to whether or not it would do any good in a modern city of several millions.
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