When you’re driving down Interstate 495 you know what you’re going to see.
That’s because it’s a two lane road. And the two lanes don’t go side by side, they go in opposing directions in a circle. That means it’s a roundabout.
It seems pretty obvious that this is a roundabout, but the fact that the highway was built in this shape makes it seem as though it was built specifically for the purpose of being a roundabout. Is it possible that the fact that it is a two lane road has something to do with the fact that it was originally designed to go around? Maybe this was a way to ensure that a traffic light would always turn red, or to give cars enough room to avoid the roundabout.
It’s a pretty obvious design decision, but when you ask “What purpose does a roundabout serve?” you’re asking what purpose can it possibly serve? It’s a roundabout because it’s in a curved shape. This is no coincidence.
The reason I always want to push the two-lane line is because it has so much less space for pedestrians and because it’s so much easier to drive on a straight line. In other words, it is a roundabout because it was designed to be a two-lane road and that is what it was designed to do.
The reason why I often hate roundabouts is that they are too narrow and the roadways are too narrow. If you have a lot of cars on the road, you are going to have a lot of cars on the road. If you have a lot of trees on the road, you are going to have a lot of trees on the road. If you have a lot of cars on the road, you are going to have a lot of trees on the road.
South carolina interstates, if you have ever been on one of those, you know that they can seem like the perfect solution for a road that has no room for two lanes. They are too narrow, but they are also too short, and the two lanes are too wide. In other words, it is a roundabout because it was designed to be a two-lane road and that is what it was designed to do.
In South Carolina, the Interstate system is actually more like a roundabout. In fact, a few years ago I heard a story about one of the largest interstates in the United States, the I-10/ I-85, being designed to meet an I-26, a roundabout. It was built under the pretense that it would have a four-lane road, but it ended up being a two-lane roundabout.
The reason I say that is because in south carolina, I-85 (I-85) is actually a two-lane road. In fact, I-85 runs in a nearly straight line for about a mile or so before turning north. So the I-85 is actually an I-26 roundabout that is a continuation of I-26. That’s an interesting twist.