The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4084018
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
18-Dec-20 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
There are a couple of large roundabouts or traffic circles in Fort Worth, and a couple of months ago as I approached the largest of them I realized I hadn't been there for a while, so took my time entering it, only to have one driver lean on his horn as he took offense at my lane of entry. I was curious so later on my return I took the same roundabout from the other side and looked over my entry point, and realized that guy was in the wrong place when he decided to exit and crossed four lanes at once. He was the one who needed honking at, but since he was in the roundabout with the right-of-way, it was harder to tell.
There are two small ones installed within the last five years along a route I took home from work (that were like Charmion described, the awkward intersections of more than two streets), and I found that after I drove through them once my brain kind of settled down at the approach and it wasn't a challenge. But you need to drive them occasionally to keep that skill. The intersection that might do well with one but with so much traffic it would still be ugly is Seventh Street at University Drive where there are six streets entering one intersection. I go through it sometimes with my daughter when I pick her up to go to lunch and as I approach the intersection on the way back I've asked her to just point the direction because it's like an optical illusion right there, figuring out where to point the vehicle as you exit that intersection to not end up in oncoming traffic.