We’ve covered roundabouts here before (we’re fans). Mythbusters showed us that roundabouts are more efficient moving traffic, and there are plenty of videos available showing how to navigate this new-fangled (for the U.S.) roadway. We know they’re safer than regular perpendicular crossing intersections as well, reducing the possible collision points for vehicles and pedestrians by more than 70% (from 56 to 16).
We get it though, some people still swear they’re dangerous and confusing. So here’s our latest brave attempt to demonstrate just how easy it is to traverse a roundabout. In University City, the western entrance to The Loop commercial district has been reduced from four lanes to two, and a roundabout added near the terminus of the under construction vintage streetcar.