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The Brilliant Sorcery of England’s 7-Circle Magic Roundabout

As someone who has always had an odd fascination with roundabouts, I thoroughly enjoyed this video from WIRED.

I am from a different land—a different time, maybe—where the car people resist the circling. No circles at all costs, they say. Straight ahead is the way forward. But in this place, across the sea, the cars circle in all directions, within and without each other, a tango of mystery.

This place is Swindon, they tell me. It is in south England, a land recently torn asunder. They call this swirl of movement the “magic roundabout”.

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2 Comments

  1. That red-and-yellow segment from 0:36-0:42 completely bewilders me – I mean bewildered!

  2. There is a similarly bewildering one in Hemel Hempstead. It was only my second day driving on the left and shifting with the left hand when I encountered that one. Somehow I emerged unscathed and on the right road.

    Roundabouts are really quite effective at keeping traffic moving on congested roads. But it only works if everyone follows the rules. That’s why there are so few of them here in the ‘States.

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