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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 04:11:27 PM »

they're huge in Europe of course.
Very true. Can be annoying at times, but then again, we occasionally are also graced with quite a few nicely designed ones, like this one on the A26 near Stade, Germany (opened around 3 months ago):

Wouldn't mind if they build more roundabouts like that :) .
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2009, 04:40:01 PM »

^^ That's not really a classic roundabout, more like a traffic circle.

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2009, 01:25:55 PM »

Never seen a roundabout interchange. It's very cool looking.

But there are a few roundabout intersections in Metro Atlanta. I wish that there were more.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2009, 08:01:26 PM »

US 15/NY 17 (now US 15/I-86) was one at one time (pic).  It was converted to a diamond, and now has been converted a second time to a T interchange in anticipation of I-99.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2009, 01:28:44 AM »

Funny I mentioned the same U.S. 15/NY-17 interchange in the Interstate 99 thread:D

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2009, 02:21:50 AM »

how about this one from the Henry Hudson Parkway (New York City) in the late 30s?

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/SPEC/088.jpg
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2009, 02:31:42 AM »

There's a few in New york, mainly along the coastline freeways i've noticed though

There is also a 3-level stacked in New Orleans
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=new+orleans,+la&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ll=29.973905,-90.155879&spn=0.005985,0.009656&t=k&z=17

Farthest i've seen out of New England
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2009, 02:55:58 AM »

There's a few in New york, mainly along the coastline freeways i've noticed though

There is also a 3-level stacked in New Orleans
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=new+orleans,+la&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ll=29.973905,-90.155879&spn=0.005985,0.009656&t=k&z=17

Farthest i've seen out of New England

Thats the same interchange I posted a photo of on the first page of this thread.  :-D

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2009, 03:16:51 AM »

^^ That's not really a classic roundabout, more like a traffic circle.

I've never really understood the difference...
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2009, 11:07:23 AM »

Traffic circles can also be traffic-light controlled.

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2009, 12:46:46 PM »

U.S. 61 and Causeway Boulevard, one of my all time favorite interchanges



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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2009, 12:55:52 PM »

ah did not notice :-D

looks pretty cool from the road. so big.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2009, 02:04:25 PM »

Hmmm, looks like a vollyball except with a traffic circle. It looks like it would move traffic, but who knows.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2009, 07:48:17 PM »

West 70th Street in Edina, MN had 3 roundabouts installed last summer.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2009, 11:56:35 PM »

How about the magic roundabout...

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2009, 03:57:43 AM »

Thats a bit much for the average american to even comprehend. they can barely get regular roundabout
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2009, 09:45:08 AM »

The "Magic Roundabout" looks complex, but fun to drive.


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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2009, 10:35:05 AM »

Thats a bit much for the average american to even comprehend. they can barely get regular roundabout

I think that nobody who doesn't drive there regularly can comprehend such roundabouts.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2009, 11:35:09 AM »

How about the magic roundabout...




Wow, I actually get it. I had to stare at it for about 5 min., but I get it.  I agree that is too much for the average American to handle.

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2009, 12:01:13 PM »

Yeah...first of all, the cars are flowing in the opposite direction from America, second we don't have 8 mini-roundabouts inside one huge one.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2009, 01:08:50 PM »

Gotta love the British  ;-)
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2009, 05:25:12 PM »

I agree that is too much for the average American to handle.
Not just the average American, pretty much every average non-Brit  ;-) . Granted, I have figured out how it's supposed to work, but actually driving up to that roundabout and be faced with the quest of having to chose the right turns would be a whole different story  :-/.
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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2009, 07:43:45 PM »

Here's a video of an American roundabout, located in Douglas County, Georgia. This roundabout is located at the intersection of SR 5 and SR 166, eighteen miles or so west of Atlanta.

Roundabout appears 4:21 into the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi3paqc8Blk

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2009, 07:50:27 PM »

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Re: Roundabout junctions
« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2009, 12:24:14 AM »

I make a point of driving through roundabouts whenever im driving near one..driving on I-70 in colorado I exited at almost every ski-town with roundabout junctions. my mum wasnt very understanding.
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