Roundabouts... they're everywhere

roundabout map mapbox openstreetmap

Something loopy for Friday afternoon: A map of all the roundabouts in the Capital Region -- and the world.

If click that link you'll head over to Mapbox where there's a movable, zoomable map. (The roundabouts are marked according to designations made in the OpenStreetMap.

Roundabouts have become pretty common in this area. There's Malta, of course. But they've also popped up in a lot of cities as towns, such as Colonie and Bethlehem.

While you're checking out the map, be sure to zoom out far enough so you can see Europe, especially England and Belgium.

There's research that indicates roundabout are safer than traditional "T" intersections, and they're also said to be more environmentally friendly because they cut down on the amount time vehicles spend idling at intersections.

(Thanks, Katy)

screengrab from Mapbox/OpenStreetMap map

Comments

Your link to the roundabout map at Mapbox does not work for me - I get a blank page even after accepting all scripts.

Anyway, your map as seen here at AOA is out of date. There are at least two more roundabouts in Malta - west of Round Lake at Northway exit 11.

One of the more interesting roundabouts in the area is the one where Schoolhouse Road meets Krumkill, because the southern roundabout exit doesn't go anywhere. It's a dead end for cars, though there is what appears to be a footpath there...have to try that one of these days.

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