Adding to the list of "reasons why I hate this horrible town" is traffic circles, or roundabouts. No, not ones that aliens leave behind. Unless you count the illegal aliens who the city hires to build them.
I really wouldn't care less if they were at least subtle about them. They built one a while ago on a road I often take. The second I saw it, I thought to myself "I'm going to pop this baby into 4 wheel drive and go right over the top." But then they put huge boulders all around the hill in the middle, probably because some lucky idiot got there before me.
|Now with traffic circles inside of other traffic circles.|
If one roundabout is good, then a second one right down the road must be great, right? No. Especially not at a real intersection, where lots of drivers, most of which are bad, go through every day.
Here in California, traffic circles are included in driver's training. Not that anybody remembers it the second after you peel yourself off the passenger window when the G-forces stop. Who do I yield to? How many times do I have to go around? What is so wrong with a stop sign that makes it completely inferior to this (hint: nothing).
|There's no arrow that points outwards! Where do I go?|
The whole thing goes back to a round peg in a square hole. Back when all the autistic babies were color coding and numbering their building blocks, we were still trying to figure this one out (We were able to talk though.). Roads are rectangular-ish, cars are too (some more than others.)
|I'm looking at you, Scion.|
Then comes the matter of what goes in the center. A nicely decorated, tire inviting hill of expensive landscaping? I think we already know the answer to that. How about a big-ass fountain? A viewing platform to go and see little people driving big cars around in circles for hours and hours? Maybe just a sign stating how a traffic circle is supposed to work.
One day I just want to take my friends in their cars and just drive around in it. All the poor law-abiding people will just have to wait their turn to merge into our everlasting circle of fun. The only thing that could make it funner? If it was a figure eight, with lanes crossing in the middle.
All in all, I've known that circles were risky business ever since I started playing Minecraft. But at least I'll be long gone before it even gets finished.