Roundabouts less useful if there’s too much traffic |

Roundabouts less useful if there’s too much traffic

An additional thought for those uneasy at the prospect of implementing roundabouts in the road system.

Roundabouts have been very successful in Great Britain, but since 1990, as the roads have become more congested, the authorities have resorted to adding traffic lights to roundabouts to ensure that traffic on all adjoining roads be given the chance to enter the roundabout.

Once this happens the main advantage of the roundabout, that it allows free flowing traffic, seems to be lost.

Phil Massam

Grass Valley

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