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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 2:59 pm


Movement within a roundabout in a country where traffic drives on the left. Note the clockwise circulation. There is also a right hand side version of the animation.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:05 pm


Traffic sign to identify a roundabout in the UK (left-hand traffic).



A mini-roundabout in the United Kingdom, where a painted white circle is used for the centre. The arrows show the direction of traffic flow.


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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:10 pm


A typical trunk road roundabout in the UK at Carland Cross on the A30 in Cornwall.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:14 pm


Traffic congestion approaching Chiverton Cross roundabout in Cornwall, UK.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:21 pm


Cycle lanes on St John's roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire, England. This example is from a country where traffic keeps to the left, and traffic in the circular roadway of the roundabout travels clockwise.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:23 pm


Sadlers Farm roundabout, England.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:26 pm


A major signal-controlled roundabout interchange in central Bristol, England. Vehicles drive on the left, and vehicles in the roundabout are stopped by traffic lights to allow other vehicles to enter, while an underpass permits straight-through traffic to bypass the roundabout entirely.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:30 pm

If you're about to take your driving test, here's a tutorial about dealing with roundabouts in the UK:

http://www.2pass.co.uk/roundabout.htm

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:36 pm

Once you've matered the basics, you're ready to graduate to the "Magic Roundabout":


Sign approaching the Magic Roundabout, Swindon from the south on the B4289


Sign approaching the magic roundabout, Hemel Hempstead.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:40 pm


Road sign for a roundabout in Germany (right-hand traffic). In the UK this symbol (with the arrows reversed) is used at mini roundabouts.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:43 pm


The basic shape of the Dutch turbo roundabout.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:46 pm


Give Way sign at a roundabout in Australia (left-hand traffic).

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:48 pm


Road sign before a roundabout in the U.S. (right-hand traffic) - A similar sign is used in the Republic of Ireland (with directions reversed).

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:50 pm


Small modern roundabout in the US (vehicles are driven on the right).

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:53 pm


Roundabout in the United States with separated side lanes. Vehicles entering the roundabout give way to vehicles in the roundabout. As of March 2009 the road at upper left carries 10,400 vehicles per weekday.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:56 pm


Raindrop roundabout at an Interstate interchange in North Carolina.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 3:58 pm


A hybrid raindrop roundabout in Zagreb, Croatia. These two roundabouts are more akin to a magic roundabout since the left turns need not drive through both of them.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:04 pm



Roundabout Art, Skelmersdale

The largest of Skelmersdales many roundabouts, this artwork is part of an award winning improvement project was completed in 2002, called the Elements. This involved the installation of public art sculptures on the major roundabouts along the town's main road corridor which also include a fibre optic light tower as well as a fascinating sculpture made up of images of local residents. The Marie Curie Hope Island is the home of the Gateway artwork, as well as a tribute to all cancer sufferers. The Elements project was given a Royal Town Planning Institute award soon after its completion

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:08 pm


Roundabout Art

Sculpture by Andy Scott, one of several at roundabouts in Clackmannanshire.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:12 pm

A roundabout dog (Swedish: rondellhund, originally Östgötsk rondellhund, "Östergötland roundabout dog", a punk on västgötaspets) is a form of street installation, that began occurring in the autumn of 2006, and continued for the rest of the year with sporadic occurrences since then. The phenomenon consists of anonymous people placing homemade dog sculptures, typically made of wood (or sometimes plastic, metal or textile) in roundabouts (traffic circles). Occurrences were reported all over Sweden, and the phenomenon also spread to other countries, such as Spain after it was mentioned on Spanish television (PuntoDos). Swedish tabloid paper Expressen even placed one at Piccadilly Circus.


Roundabout dog on the huge Vallarondellen roundabout (300m in diameter), in Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:15 pm


Roundabout dog at the Piccott's End roundabout at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:21 pm

Monolithic tree roundabouts in Vancouver:




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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:26 pm

Possibly the most famous example of roundabout Art:


Piccadilly Circus memorial fountain with Anteros, popularly referred to as Eros or sometimes The Angel of Christian Charity, one of the first statues to be cast in aluminium.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:28 pm

Possibly the most famous Magic Roundabout:


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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 4:33 pm



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