Generally I like roundabouts. Not that great to navigate one on a bike but not too terrible. Much better than a normal junction when you’re driving.
[quote=mdilthey]~1000 feet from my house, we have “The Spin Zone” double roundabout:
That looks perfectly fine to me. Maybe it’s overkill, but if it gets shitloads of traffic then why not.
And near my grandmother’s house in Eastern Mass. Four fucking lanes!
Yeah that’s terrible. Roundabouts with two lanes are a horror show. By and large nobody knows how to use them. BTW there are two systems in Europe so if you’re in a foreign country you better find out which they employ. One is a half-assed “these are just normal traffic lanes so indicate and change lanes inside the roundabout as normal” and the other is the “outside lane is only for those taking the next exit”, which also means “go ahead and turn into a two-lane exit from the inside lane without looking, if there’s anyone in the outside lane they’ll be taking the exit alongside you”. It’s just a shitshow. If there’s gonna be two lanes, just paint a solid line between them or even put those flipper barrier things in there and make it clear that the outside lane is reserved for those taking the next exit.