Anyway, I digress…what you see above is what may be the world’s most complex roundabout, with five smaller roundabouts arranged artistically around a central roundabout, where the traffic flows in the opposite direction, as you can see in this schematic:
This crazy junction was constructed in 1972; when it opened they had temporary road markings, and apparently stationed police officers to observe traffic flow before deciding on the current arrangement. Auto Express magazine ranks this as the 3rd worst junction in the world!
Posted on 28/05/2010, in Exploring the UK, Silly British Things and tagged buses, cars, driving, junctions, places I never want to drive, road design, roads, roundabouts, scary intersections, swindon, traffic, Transit, transport. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.