I Found Myself Rooting Against the Roundabouts. I Hate Roundabouts

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That last one… I think they have some of those around Chicago.

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  1. 2.29 — “Turbo Roundabout” — Yikes! Are you kidding me? Do these things exist?

    I can’t imagine the confusing mass of signage (and lane shifting) well before you get to it — to separate your guys into three distinct “this direction only” lanes —

    and then once inside it — which way to turn, which turns are not allowed, and whether the merge involves anyone yielding or not.

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  2. All the planners come from New Urban Design schools. New Urban Design likes roundabouts. It really, really likes them. So you will use them. Because they’re planners. And you are a component of the plan. Function accordingly.

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  3. Grrrr. Here in leftardville (California), the overlords have put us on a “road diet”, aka “traffic diet”. Basically, they take away traffic lanes, and add bike lanes in an effort to encourage use of bikes and public transport.

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    • the actual purpose of roundabouts as used by modern urban planners is to slow traffic. The no traffic light thing is a bonus. Meanwhile on US101 through Santa Clara county they eliminated all the full cloverleafs, replaced them with “diamond interchanges”. To improve traffic? watch the video!. reduced possible traffic flow by 20%.Leftards indeed.

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