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[Aug. 10th, 2005|09:19 am]
Peter Sheil
Hey Doreen, here's a pic for you :)



Bet you're glad you don't have to drive around that one :)

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-10 09:33 am (UTC)
I think this one is in Swindon, but I'm not sure. There is another one in Hemel Hempstead which has six mini roundabouts scattered around a big central roundabout :)

You just treat each mini roundabout as a normal roundabout, with the normal priorities, and it is "easy" ... ish :)

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[User Picture]From: feath
2005-08-10 09:37 am (UTC)
But why the turn lanes in the middle? There's another 'inside' roundabout as well? and there's no stop lights!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-10 09:41 am (UTC)
you go the "wrong" way around the inner roundabout! no stop lights means that if it's clear you can go, so there are no unnecessary delays (in theory).
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2005-08-10 12:10 pm (UTC)
Nice icon!
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[User Picture]From: feath
2005-08-10 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2005-08-10 12:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

A river runs through it? Cool! Is it navigable?

Do any of these magic roundabouts have a posted escape velocity?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-10 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

A river runs through it? Cool! Is it navigable?
no idea, there is a canal nearby though (just south). I'd guess you probably could in a canoe but not in a "real" boat :)

Do any of these magic roundabouts have a posted escape velocity?
No, you just need to get into the correct lane and go for it :)
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2005-08-10 01:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

How about if we build another magic roundabout around the point where those three canals intersect in the middle of Birmingham?

(I suppose if you tried to build a roundabout into the canal system itself, the result would be a huge whirlpool...)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-10 02:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

If you look at the BCN you'll see that it is actually quite like a series of interconnected "roundabouts" :)
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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2005-08-10 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

You've driven that Swindon roundabout, haven't you? With me and Kay?
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2005-08-10 05:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

Yep, sure did -- but not anticlockwise!
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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2005-08-10 05:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

I wouldn't have known the difference! ;-D
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2005-08-10 08:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Google, google, google

You would have if I'd tried it!
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