Monday, April 17, 2006

SWINDON: This Boggles Me: A Magic Roundabout

I'M NORMALLY ALWAYS very confident in my skills to navigate a traffic circle/rotary/roundabout. But this thing? Hmmm. From today's chat with reporters Lyndsey Layton and Steven Ginsberg, I learn of the Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, where five roads come together in a concentric ring of five traffic circles. For anyone who finds this stuff interesting, do spend some time gawking at the traffic circle photos at this website or at the diagram above. It'll blow your mind. I want a Magic Roundabout in D.C., just as an experiment to see how tourist drivers react.