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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
There was one when I lived in Belleville Illinois. The thing is, nobody knows how to use them. They come to a complete stop and wait for people on the other side of the circle to come all the way around, and pass, THEN they decide to pull out. Its easy, it's just like merging onto an interstate. You yield when you might get hit, otherwise you drive as if you're the only one in the circle.

I also recommend the use of turn signals. Left while driving around, then right when leaving the circle. Its common sense and makes it much easier to navigate.
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Since: 26.6.02
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    We have quite a few of them in NJ. Circles are just another way not to turn left in the land of no left turns. The closest & worst in my area would be the Somerville Circle. Even with the 202 Overpass, there are still close calls & accidents galore.




I'm with you, Somerville Circle SUCKS!!! Half the entrances either have cars coming from weird angles or you have cars in other lanes setting up screens on the cars behind them so you can't see who's coming at you. I go out of my way to avoid that area unless I'm coming south and have the main lane coming off 202/206. I also hate that it goes from 4 wide to 2 wide in like 50 feet. And some dick in a SUV hit-and-run sideswiped me by jumping from one lane into my lane and kept going.



'But if one is struck by me only a little, that is far different, the stroke is a sharp thing and suddenly lays him lifeless, and that man's wife goes with cheeks torn in lamentation, and his children are fatherless, while he, staining the soil with his red blood, rots away, and there are more birds than women swarming about him.' Diomedes, The Iliad of Homer
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#23 Posted on
    Originally posted by Bizzle Izzle
      Originally posted by dunkndollaz
      We have quite a few of them in NJ. Circles are just another way not to turn left in the land of no left turns. The closest & worst in my area would be the Somerville Circle. Even with the 202 Overpass, there are still close calls & accidents galore.




    I'm with you, Somerville Circle SUCKS!!! Half the entrances either have cars coming from weird angles or you have cars in other lanes setting up screens on the cars behind them so you can't see who's coming at you. I go out of my way to avoid that area unless I'm coming south and have the main lane coming off 202/206. I also hate that it goes from 4 wide to 2 wide in like 50 feet. And some dick in a SUV hit-and-run sideswiped me by jumping from one lane into my lane and kept going.


The problem is that there are 5 exits there. One to 202/206 N, one to 206S, one to 202S, one for 28E and one for 28W. I think the 5th exit makes the traffic pattern a lot more uneven. Also the signage in the circle absolutely sucks. They should put overhead signs before the entrances so you might have an idea of which exit is which if you have never gone through the circle. I can't believe that NJDOT spent a ton of money for the Clark Circle off of the Parkway(which yielded no imporvement) and not the one in Someville.

Though now that you mention it, I haven't been there in awhile and really need to make a trip to the French Thai food place in Somerville. :)

(edited by David Adams on 27.10.09 1216)
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Since: 11.2.03
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
My first thought is in and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky, they stand there.

Sorry, had to be done. B^)

Somerville Circle is certainly a bitch, but I think it's the exception rather than the rule. The key is having good, clear signs so everyone knows where they're going easily.
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Since: 25.2.02

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
We're starting to see roundabouts at neighborhood four-way intersections in the upscale suburbs here.

I don't mind them. It's far better than a four-way stop where four cars sit there pointing at each other shouting "YOU go!" "No, YOU go!" "No..." Plus you can get in them and drive in circles for no reason other than to annoy everybody.

What's REALLY awesome is that we got one of those new interstate off/onramp overpasses that have rounded exits/entrances where there's one big massive traffic signal bar in the middle of the bridge. For people coming off the highway and turning right, there's no need for traffic lights...you just flow into traffic. For those going left, everybody meets at the center in sort of an 'X' space managed by the signals.

You can totally fly on/off those, and NOBODY around here has any idea how they work. It's awesome.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week: FROM THE VAULTS.

"I just want the ability to crush a man's neck with my thighs." (JST)


    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    What's REALLY awesome is that we got one of those new interstate off/onramp overpasses that have rounded exits/entrances where there's one big massive traffic signal bar in the middle of the bridge. For people coming off the highway and turning right, there's no need for traffic lights...you just flow into traffic. For those going left, everybody meets at the center in sort of an 'X' space managed by the signals.

    You can totally fly on/off those, and NOBODY around here has any idea how they work. It's awesome.


You mean like this, as seen in beautiful Trumbull, Connecticut! (thumbs up, cheap pop)

Exit 48 off the Merritt (maps.google.com)

People here seem to get it, but they don't have much choice seeing as the mall's just down the street.





New for fall 2009: Moments In Random Quote Shame. From this post in 2004:

Well, why are we giving up THAT much for him? Rivers, this year's 3, and next year's 1 and 5? In the words of Anna Nicole Smith (according to Kathy Griffin), I don'like it. I would have rather seen us keep that pick and use it... on someone else (no, I don't know... maybe trade down) and try to get Losman late in 1 or early 2 (which wouldn't happen, thanks to the Bills).

"Him" = Eli Manning.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    You mean like this, as seen in beautiful Trumbull, Connecticut! (thumbs up, cheap pop)

    Exit 48 off the Merritt (maps.google.com)


Exactly like that.
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    Originally posted by samoflange
    They are everywhere in metropolitan New England areas.


We even have a few in the non-metropolitan New England areas, too. Not really any issues with the ones we have.




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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.55
There are a couple in Augusta that I always go through when I'm visiting family near you, in Windsor. In fact, I stayed on Weber Pond just two weeks ago when I was there for my cousin's wedding. Never seems to be a problem. We have a couple in Fresno, but they're in lower traffic areas, the only problem is people don't know how to navigate.
griff
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Since: 26.2.04
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.98
The roads in the the UK are practically made up of nothing but roundabouts!
2P4E
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.13
Especially in more newly built areas. I recommend looking at Milton Keynes on Google Maps if anyone really likes seeing a lot of circles.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week: FROM THE VAULTS.

"I just want the ability to crush a man's neck with my thighs." (JST)


    Originally posted by 2P4E
    I recommend looking at Milton Keynes on Google Maps if anyone really likes seeing a lot of circles.


Or you could just look here (gizmodo.com)







New for fall 2009: Moments In Random Quote Shame. From this post in 2004:



Well, why are we giving up THAT much for him? Rivers, this year's 3, and next year's 1 and 5? In the words of Anna Nicole Smith (according to Kathy Griffin), I don'like it. I would have rather seen us keep that pick and use it... on someone else (no, I don't know... maybe trade down) and try to get Losman late in 1 or early 2 (which wouldn't happen, thanks to the Bills).



"Him" = Eli Manning.
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