TrentonMakes Posted July 2, 2018 Share #1 Posted July 2, 2018 Do you like them? As a driver and/or as a cyclist? They do a really great job of reducing severe crashes - you still get fender benders but cars don't get T-boned when some drunk driving 60 mph blows a red light. I'm OK with a single lane roundabout on a bike, but once they get bigger than that they're pretty daunting. (we don't have multilane modern roundabouts here, just a lot of old school circles which I avoid like the plague when I'm on a bike). New York State is nuts for roundabouts - I've heard at conferences/presentations that if you are evaluating intersection improvements at a state highway intersection in New York, you are required to either propose a roundabout, or explain in significant detail why it's infeasible at that location. The following three images (from the Albany area) include a total of 14 roundabouts, 12 on major state highways. All of them were built in the last 10-20 years. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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