[Talk-us] An actual mini roundabout!

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Dec 9 07:49:12 UTC 2016


On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 1:04 AM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
wrote:

>
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>
>> That's got a curbed truck apron in the middle,  I wouldn't call that a
>> mini.
>
>
> When I added the roundabout, I agreed with you, but the more I drive
> through it, I've come to realize that it's really a mini. It's low enough
> that a truck could easily drive over. The rest of the roundabouts the
> county is installing are all the typical roundabout. Although there isn't
> much truck traffic at the intersection.
>

Yeah, but what happens if you just whip across it in your average sedan
without slowing down?  A true mini roundabout you might feel a slightly
sharper crown to the intersection, doing this on a truck apron's probably
going to do some suspension damage.
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