How This 7-Circle Roundabout Works Is Fascinating
August 16th, 2017
You may love or hate roundabouts but you usually have to drive through one if you ever drive in the city. Some people get confused driving through them however, which can end up in some pretty wild crashes. We did a Fast Fails Roundabout Edition a while back that has some pretty crazy crashes. Anyways, so if you thought 1 roundabout was enough, how about going through a roundabout that actually is 7 roundabouts in 1?
The "Magic Roundabout" in Swindon, England was built in 1972 and works in a completely different way than a standard roundabout works. The way it works is explained in full detail in this video by Wired and actually goes into why roundabouts are safer in that they reduce serious crashes by 30%. The Magic Roundabout actually looks pretty efficient at moving along traffic, even though it seems a bit confusing at first. Regardless it's still really interesting to see something so complex, be so simple. What do you think about this roundabout? Do you think you'd like to have one in your city? Do you think it would make things more efficient? Have any thoughts or opinions about it? Let us know in the comments what you think about this!