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Kevinb99 9 Aug 2006 18:22

Confusing roundabouts
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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???

John Ferris 9 Aug 2006 18:30

Crop circle ?
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MikeS 9 Aug 2006 18:37


Originally Posted by Kevinb99
Any madder traffic schemes out there???

Yes, the centre of Edinburgh!

Fletch 10 Aug 2006 09:35

Magic Roundabout
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.

Kevinb99 10 Aug 2006 21:45

LOL, I think you're right-theres another one the same in Swindon!Guess the coucil engineer moved !!!

oldbmw 10 Aug 2006 22:04

French ones are worse, they go wrong way round and you have to lean left.. very unnatural :)

Kevinb99 10 Aug 2006 22:12


Originally Posted by Kevinb99
LOL, I think you're right-theres another one the same in Swindon!Guess the coucil engineer moved !!!

Found the pics; might even buy the T-shirt!!!!!!!


wobbly 11 Aug 2006 00:23

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.

Cheers, Richard.

Shells 11 Aug 2006 14:09

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! :laugh:

Kevinb99 13 Aug 2006 08:44

Looks like this could be MK.I've been lost there every time I go!!!


moggy 1968 14 Sep 2006 23:07

you should try shopping there, I must have at least 6 cars scattered around the shopping centre I can't find!!

Kevinb99 23 Sep 2006 20:30

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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