Roundabouts: Good or Bad?
A Roundabout is a traffic circle that replaces an intersection. They are popular in Europe, which should be enough to make me question their value.
I don’t remember hearing anything positive about them from friends who had them installed in their neighborhoods. I think their complaint was that when trucks got in the middle, they had trouble getting out safely. Here in I-Dee-Ho, we have trucks pulling 2 and 3 trailers.
Not to mention ungainly farm equipment.
How about all you Big-City-Folks telling us what you think.
“…There are no traffic signals and entering traffic yields to circulating traffic, which always keeps moving. A study by the Institute for Highway Safety indicates roundabouts reduce crashes by 75 percent at intersections where stops signs and signals were previously used…”
Here’s the Wiki entry.