NFR Roundabouts

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#17
I hate them damn things. So far none have I seen in Montana.

I came back to Washington the first of June to get my daughter. I just about flipped out because of then damn things. That one between Duvall and Carnation really sucks big time. Hell they are all bad.
 
#18
There's one in Yakima, Union Gap actually, that feels like it was desigend by a urban planning student at Yakima Valley Community College.

At least the one in Lacey has some signage.
 
#19
The story I heard was they were put in because so many people couldn't figure out the 4-way stop....and they expect them to figure out a roundabout...go figure :confused:
 
#21
the designers couldn't seem to escape their circular reasoning.


I got stuck on one once...went round in circles for 5 min.:D
 

Scott Salzer

previously micro brew
#22
They work well, IF you know what you're doing. Much better than traffic lights, IMO.

First time I drove them was in New Zealand, on the other side of the road. Wait til you see a sign for two in a row (figure 8)......

Try that some time.

MB
 

Roper

Idiot Savant
#23
My introduction was in Britain in '93 on a motorcycle tour. After the first one it was easy, beats hell out of a trafic light. I'm with you Scott...
 

sroffe

Active Member
#24
First time I drove them was in New Zealand, on the other side of the road. Wait til you see a sign for two in a row (figure 8)......
Dublin Ireland had a round about from hell. First day in Ireland, jet lag, driving on the wrong side, and round abouts don't mix well.

I got run off the road by a raging grandma in a round about in a village in England.

I have to agree, they seem to work well when every one knows how to negotiate them.
 

Chad Lewis

NEVER wonder what to do with your free time
#25
Sroffe is right on! Roundabouts are neat as hell when everyone knows what to do. Uhhhh, that'd be in Europe though. I have no idea why Washington's road engineers are in love with roundabouts. Good idea, wrong country. Someone told me they're a lot cheaper to build than a standard intersection... maybe that's it.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#26
Rules of the roundabout; 1st in has right of way unless the other guy (me) is going faster in a big ass 4x4 than the rule is slam on your brakes 'cause I ain't gonna stop.
This kind of thinking is why roundabouts will not work in the state of washington,and to put one in sedro must be part of some kind of a redneck reduction program
 
#27
They work well, IF you know what you're doing. Much better than traffic lights, IMO.
I completely agree. I just wish people would make some effort to learn the proper way to use them, preferrably before they cause an accident. Instead what I see is people making it up as they go, then getting frustrated with the folks using them properly.
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#30
These things really do suck! I just had the pleasure, last Sunday, of going through that mess in Sultan for the first time:mad: You can't even believe the the back-up of traffic that thing caused. It's a good thing for me that I had just spent the morning catching beautiful rainbows on drys with my 4wt, because I was still in a very relaxed state of mind, and was able to spend the delaytime re-living those earlier moments.

LB