[Tagging] [Talk-us] First bona fide mini-roundabout spotted

Erik Johansson erjohan at gmail.com
Tue May 8 17:18:56 BST 2012

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 13:30 -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Nathan Mills <nathan at nwacg.net> wrote:
>> > So this is not/should not be a mini_roundabout? It seems a little silly to
>> > call it anything else, since the city just dug a hole in the center of the
>> > existing intersection, built a circular curb, and planted a tree:
>> >
>> > http://g.co/maps/e2gsv
>> >
>> > What about this one? Also a full on roundabout?
>> >
>> > http://g.co/maps/d6n74
>> >
>> > This looks more like a roundabout to me:
>> >
>> > http://g.co/maps/hnbp9
>> All three are roundabouts, yes.
> All 3 are roundabouts, none of them a mini-roundabouts.
> The point of a mini-roundabout is that they can be driven over, hence
> whilst cars are supposed to go around them and many are 'speed-hump
> raised' to encourage this behaviour. Trucks can pass over them as many
> are in places where a truck cannot get around otherwise.
> The first 2 should be mini-roundabouts, as a truck is likely to have
> serious issues with them. I cannot imagine that tree will last too long.
> This is a mini-roundabout, which you can see is raised slightly
> http://g.co/maps/hm49m
> Actually its part of the magic roundabout, which is a roundabout you can
> go around in either direction, and at each intersection there is a
> mini-roundabout. On osm its here, http://osm.org/go/eumbs5ZIw--
> Phil

But Nathan does have a point, mini-roundabouts are not a specifically
good name, and the current docs will only make more people tag small
roundabouts as highway=mini_roundabouts..


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