U.K. Traffic Circle Defies Logic
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, September 12, 2003 - Save & Share - 4 Comments

Further “proof”:http://www.cis.hut.fi/ella/HoezoRotonde_1.html that foreigners are just not right.

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4 Responses to “U.K. Traffic Circle Defies Logic”

Comment from jank
Time September 12, 2003 at 3:17 pm

IMO it looks like it’d work swimmingly.

Driving on the left, you can immediately make a left turn and head into the outer ring clockwise without having to stop. Then, you’ve got the option of either turning to the right into the inner ring and going counter-clockwise to your desired street, or continuing clockwise to your street.

Sure, it takes a moment of thought if you’ve never seen it before, but I’d be willing to bet it works a darn sight better than stop signs on a 4 or 5 way intersection.

Comment from etrigan
Time September 12, 2003 at 3:45 pm

Driving on the left, you can immediately make a left turn and head into the outer ring clockwise without having to stop. Then, you’ve got the option of either turning to the right into the inner ring and going counter-clockwise to your desired street, or continuing clockwise to your street

Only an engineer could type that and think it makes sense. We need to hire you a technical writer.

Comment from jank
Time September 12, 2003 at 4:11 pm

Probably. I re-read it and it still makes perfect sense. We’ll deconstruct it:

Driving on the left (since you’re in Britian)

you can immediately make a left turn (much like you’d make a right turn here in the states.)

and head into the outer ring (of the roundabout heading) clockwise (that’s the way it goes)

without having to stop (whole idea in a roundabout).

(Decision Tree)
(Branch 1)
You’ve got the option of either turning to the right into the inner ring (Look at the drawing)

and going counter-clockwise (again, …duh)

to your desired street (if it’s on the right side of the roundabout)

or
(Branch 2)
continuing clockwise (redundant, back to the initial conditions of the decisino tree)

to your street (desired result)

Sugar, what’s the problem? Makes perfect sense, and doesn’t get any spelling and/or grammar hits.

Comment from Anonymous
Time September 12, 2003 at 5:41 pm

I agree. It gets rid of the usual annoyance of traffic circles…that you have to go 3/4 or more of the way around to make a simple turn, by giving you the option of which direction to go around.

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