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Old 01-09-15, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
Roundabouts are great up to a certain volume of traffic, but in some junctions in Ireland they ended up over-subscribed and had to be retrofitted. If you think a 2-lane roundabout is confusing/confusing, try negotiating a 3-lane roundabout with a stop light at each intersection.

The roundabout is a much more efficient traffic measure than the 4-way stop sign and some light signal junctions, but it does have its limitations. Once drivers get used to them, they flow quickly and everybody gets where they're going faster and with less stop-start motion. For cyclists, it's a good idea to try and stick to the single-lane ones where possible, be aware of traffic behind you, make yourself as visible as possible, and take your lane where practical. Remember that once you're on the roundabout, you have right of way over anyone entering the roundabout, but it's also your responsibility to get through it as quickly as possible.
So what you are saying is: don't use roundabouts as lap training?
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