Roundabouting with Roundabouts

Rio Rancho, being a relatively “new” city, is still under heavy development. Sure, with the economic slowdown of the past 5 years, there has been an affect; however, as things improve the activity is beginning again. There are large, clear swaths throughout the area that I know we’ll start seeing development on soon enough.

One different element that we have seen here is the prominence of roundabouts at intersections nearby. Roundabouts are kind of newer concept with many Americans … and you can tell when you see many of the local drivers approach them. Some stop. Some hesitate for minutes. Some just barrel through them – straight over the top (you can see tire marks where this has happened). Even the press has make it plainly obvious of the disdain roundabouts experience in comparison to the traditional 4-way stop beloved by Americans.

But here is why roundabouts are superior, as evidenced by the guys at Mythbusters – putting some science to the topic, yo.

Posted: October 5th, 2013
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