Monday, July 09, 2007

Experiencing magic What happens when you let a road planner be on crack at work? You get the Magic Roundabout! I've seen and driven it now. It's clear to me why the locals sometimes refers to this as the Tragic Roundabout, because there's no way an unsuspecting stranger can navigate through this unless totally sober, super alert, there's full daylight, light traffic, ... I recommend a Sunday afternoon. Have a look. BTW, this is the the UK, so if you drive on the right, flip the image. :)

2 Comments:

Blogger sigfpe said...

Now there's a coincidence. Two days ago I was pondering whether or not I could extract enough content from that roundabout for a blog post about its algebraic topology.

Monday, July 9, 2007 at 5:20:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Cale Gibbard said...

I was just thinking how much the magic roundabout looks like one face of the dodecahedron (with a nice orientation induced by the flow of traffic). The dodecahedron is a planar graph. It's only a matter of time.

What's better than 5 roundabouts linked together in a continuous fashion? 20 roundabouts linked together in a continuous fashion!

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 6:56:00 AM GMT+1  

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