Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roundabout Example -- Harwich

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This is Queen Anne Road and Orleans/Harwich Road (Rte. 39) in Harwich. Click through for more details. Use Street View to get an on-the-ground view.

Typical roundabout. Traffic is directed (channelized) into the intersection. There's a small center that is impassable (and available for landscaping/beautification); a concrete apron for emergency vehicles and large trucks, but uncomfortable for cars; and a tight circle designed to limit speeds.

Another view shows the distinction between the concrete apron and the travel lane:

1 comment:

Nathan Phillips said...

but not looking friendly for bikes and pedestrians...