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Old 01-21-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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The KMZ file includes roughly 3,200 known modern roundabouts throughout the United States.

Modern roundabouts in the lower 48:
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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I know of five in IL and WI. And this famous but obsolete one. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...ircle-rotaries

Last edited by pvande55; 01-21-2014 at 07:43 PM.. Reason: Add link
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The ones in New Jersey that I deal with are poorly constructed and just plain stupid.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Berkeley has lots and lots, particularly in the bike boulevards to keep car traffic out. Oakland has some, one in my own street.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:35 AM
 
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The ones in New Jersey that I deal with are poorly constructed and just plain stupid.
Most in NJ are not "modern" in terms of design/construction, they're from decades ago.

And at this point many of them are hopelessly constrained without major eminent domain. The Somerville Circle as one of the most notorious examples in NJ.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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And what is an "old fashioned" roundabout? Not sure what people are referring to as a "modern" roundabout?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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When i hear NJ mentioned I think about the infamous Jug-Handles which are somewhat a (warped) variant of the roundabout
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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If you ever need some cheap entertainment, sit and watch how folks drive through a roundabout for fifteen minutes.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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When i hear NJ mentioned I think about the infamous Jug-Handles which are somewhat a (warped) variant of the roundabout
A jughandle isn't a roundabout. What NJ had (and still has, though few are left) are infamous traffic circles. A traffic circle is like a roundabout in that everyone who uses it hates it, but unlike a roundabout in that there's no fan club at all.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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A jughandle isn't a roundabout. What NJ had (and still has, though few are left) are infamous traffic circles. A traffic circle is like a roundabout in that everyone who uses it hates it, but unlike a roundabout in that there's no fan club at all.
Haha.

Actually, many of the infamous New Jersey traffic circles have either been modified or are gone entirely (the scary Ledgewood Circle, for example). The Livingston circle wasn't that bad.

List of traffic circles in New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ledgewood Circle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Except, of course, for the 3 notorious and confusing Flemington circles. They are supposed to be replaced with a "modern roundabout" - at least as of 2009.

Confusing Flemington traffic circles to go in new directions | NJ.com
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