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Old 9 Aug 2006
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Cool Confusing roundabouts

Well, I know there are some pretty mad city centre traffic schemes around the world (the Colleseum,Arc de Triumphe etc),but haa anyone come across anything like the British for for confusion design?
These roundabouts appear in hemel hempstead and swindon to name but two towns.They are smallish towns but have fairly heavy traffic flows.
Any madder traffic schemes out there???
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Any madder traffic schemes out there???
Yes, the centre of Edinburgh!
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Ahhh.. Hemels Magic Roundabout... I know it well...

I think the only reason it works is cus everyone gets so confused when they get to it that no-one moves, and if they eventually get the courage to go their so frightened they only crawl around.
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LOL, I think you're right-theres another one the same in Swindon!Guess the coucil engineer moved !!!
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French ones are worse, they go wrong way round and you have to lean left.. very unnatural
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LOL, I think you're right-theres another one the same in Swindon!Guess the coucil engineer moved !!!


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It's not confuing at all!

Look at it,and break it down into component parts.

It's a T junction with a mini-roundabout. Ooh b*gger me, another mini-roundabout, and another, etc.etc.. all very close together.

Hope that helps.

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Milton Keynes

Ha! It doesn't sound like anyone's been lost in Milton Keynes!
...at the 9th roundabout take the 3rd exit, then 4 roundabouts further go right, then the next roundabout left, and then carry on straight for 7 roundabouts and take a right...
Made even trickier by the fact that almost all the exits look the same, so if you take a wrong turn/roundabout, using the next roundabout to go back on yourself can get you even more lost because you can't distinguish which road you used to enter the roundabout on!
Madness!
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Looks like this could be MK.I've been lost there every time I go!!!


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you should try shopping there, I must have at least 6 cars scattered around the shopping centre I can't find!!
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Well now Moggy, thats you get for using the car.
On the 'bike you could've just left it outside the door by the market!!!!
(well you could've done in Ireland-no parking tickets for bikes over here--;;;'cept in Dublin.................
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