What is a modern roundabout?
There is a common misconception that all circulatory roadways are
roundabouts. Modern roundabouts should
not be confused with their older cousins, the traffic circle, rotary, and
gyratory. This is often the case, so it
is important to be clear about certain key distinctions so that we may
communicate effectively with one another. A modern roundabout is a traffic
control device that is used to manage the flow of traffic through three or more
intersecting roadways simultaneously and without the need for stop signs or
signal lights. Having been used for
decades in Europe and elsewhere around the world
they are nothing new.
Typically, modern roundabouts are –
Source:Time Magazine, September 2008