Hate Roundabouts? This Indiana Town Thinks You’re Nuts
There's no denying there are more and more roundabouts being built around Michigan. And opinions about them are generally negative. Your opinion might change when you learn about how successful they've been in Carmel, Indiana - the city with the most roundabouts in America.
Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis has replaced nearly all of their signaled intersections with roundabouts. The results? As one user posed on reddit's Today I Learned subreddit, construction costs dropped $125,000, 24,000 gallons of gas were saved per year at each roundabout and all accidents dropped 40% while accidents with injuries dropped 80%.
So could you ever see yourself coming around to appreciating roundabouts over standard signaled intersections?