Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Skinny on Roundabouts

A global survey on roundabouts (from The Economist, Circling the Globe, October 5th, 2013) - -
  • 8,000 in Australia
  • 30,000 in France
  • 3,000 in the United States (one in every state)
  • Amman, Jordon has so many that they are numbered
  • Roundabouts cut deaths by 90%  and crashes by a third in the U.S.
  • Motorists in Baghdad circle their roundabouts in both directions
  • In parts of Italy, the drivers expect cars already in the roundabout to yield
  • In Belgium, cyclists are 41% more likely to die at a roundabout than at a crossroads
Example of a Dutch Roundabout that integrates vehicular and bike traffic.

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