[Tagging] (Mini)Roundabout: examples

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sat May 19 16:13:21 BST 2012

On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 18:07 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> If anyone doubts that existing tagging does not match the wiki, see the 
> following examples, all tagged as junction=roundabout by editors other 
> than me:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/5677217
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/9080282
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/25529510
Speaking as a Brit who has held a driving licence for 33 years and have
been dealing with roundabouts for all of that time, all 3 look like
roundabouts to me, the 2nd is a Hamburger Roundabout. 

Traffic lights on roundabouts are extremely common, and nobody in the UK
would consider them anything but a roundabout. Roundabouts can come in
all shapes and sizes. Whilst I cannot think of any that have stop signs,
I cannot see why they wouldn't in a country where stop signs are
commonly used. Having driven in Canada, the number of stop signs in
places I would not have expected them to be did is one of my memories of
driving there. 

Stop signs are quite rare in the UK and are mainly used on blind


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