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#1 DanGersFord

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

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Surely that could be made into one big round about? Wouldn't fancy tryin to navigate that lol

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

That is the most confusing and pointless example of a road designer on too much caffeine I've ever seen.

WTF?

 

Totally unneccesary.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

There used to be a similar one on the A13 at Benfleet. Thankfully they have since built a flyover there.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Folk up here struggle with simple mini-roundabouts....."Do you give way to the left or the right?" type of thing. God knows what would happen if something like that was introduced  :)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:23 PM

That very poor attempt at traffic management doesn't even look good on paper in my opinion.

 

 

 

Looks like a large number of accidents waiting to happen so avoid if possible.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:31 PM

I bet some square in an office somewhere won an award for that design.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:59 PM

Its an actual roundabout in the uk I cant remember where ill need go check. Can you imagine learning to drive round there? You can practically guarantee the test instructor would take you to that on the test

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:02 PM

Swindon http://en.m.wikipedi...gic_Roundabout_(Swindon)

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

This one  ;) http://en.wikipedia....about_(Swindon)

 

Been there for 40 years apparently :blink:  



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:56 AM

Thats the same one ive put a link to lol

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

I just get a mobile wiki page on the programme, but I'm not going to fall out over it  ;)



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

Here is the old Sadlers Farm Roundabout in Benfleet that has since been replaced by a flyover.

5 small roundabouts feeding onto 1 big roundabout with two way traffic:
http://www.geograph....k/photo/2110535

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

That's pretty terrible, but I think Elephant & Castle roundabout here in London, ranks as one of the worst in the country, and possibly the world. Thankfully consultation is out to redesign the whole thing or at least make it easier to navigate.

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:37 PM

In the area that we live most of the large roundabouts, especially those with underpasses have been replaced by traffic lights.

 

 

Most of the other large roundabouts have now been updated to have traffic signals incorporated.

 

 

Traffic progress is slower but I believe that there has been a significant reduction in the number of accidents.

 

 

Obviously people still run red lights and forcibly change lanes resulting in collisions but as mentioned the numbers have reduced considerably.

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

There are at least three major roundabouts in Plymouth with lights on them that cause major tailbacks and jams during peak times.
They have been proven to actually work better and with less accidents when the lights are broken.

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