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Old 10-26-2011, 08:15 PM   #106
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What is the difference between a roundabout and a traffic circle?
Country of origin.

Over here, a roundabout is a movable platform you put a train car on to spin it so it's pointing the correct direction.

Is that the infamous Marlton Circle, then?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #107
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Wikipedia has a fascinating discussion of the many types of road junctions, complete with illustrations!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundabout

Look at this one from the Czech Republic:

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #108
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OK what else: the four-lane road ends in the circle, it's two lanes after that.

I don't remember ever seeing that style of hashed lines marking some of the road edges.

The land has to be on the right side, the tracks on the right side and the rail line hugs the edge. Therefore it's not the Delaware, Spexx' home ground.

The land on the right side has to be rather straight, which kind of confirms it's a river and not sea or bay.

Everything is going from SSW to NNE, possibly the biggest clue.

The major buildings look to cover industrial (on the river), office space (middle) and retail (lower right), so the area has to be busy enough to support all three.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #109
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It's Brooklawn NJ

Edit: And I spent way too much time on this.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:23 AM   #110
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Daaaamn

So the rail didn't hug the river but it wasn't river we were looking at...!

Nice work sir, I put in a good 45 minutes
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:30 AM   #111
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I spent about 20 minutes yesterday and another 45 or so this morning.

I turned on railroads in Google earth, and turned off roads, and didn't find it until I noticed the color of the grass in the circles and started looking for that color.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:39 AM   #112
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I thought they were the same thing. we have these weird traffic circle intersections here in the city. but they have traffic signals, so they are the worst of both worlds.
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The conventional roundabouts (the UAE has never really implemented miniroundabouts) have difficulty in dealing with unbalanced flows, especially during peak hours when the traffic entering on an arm is considerably greater than the traffic leaving by it. In such situations, there is frequently a shortage of gaps in the circulating stream and as such, delays may become excessive.

As in many other parts of the world, roundabouts have been commonly used in central city areas where traditionally they were used to resolve traffic and pedestrian conflicts in the large open squares that existed in the early 50s and 60s. The central island frequently covered a large area of the square and was utilized for ornamental flowerbeds or statues whilst traffic circulated around the surrounding carriageway.


Increasing traffic demand, and the pressure to allow pedestrians to cross the carriageway at grade, has resulted in many of these roundabouts being connected to signal control, so that more positive control over traffic movements on an area wide basis may be exercised. At first part-time signals were introduced but the continued growth in demand resulted in most of these becoming full-time signals at all the key locations in the city.
Perhaps?
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #113
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grumble mumble... I spent a lot of time on this one too. I started looking at the Delaware river much further south and went right past it.
Good job glatt and good one Spexx.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #114
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Outstanding job as far as I'm concerned, Glatt. Did personal knowledge of some sort figure in here. I know that with V's bridge whereisit, I knew (well, thought I knew) that V lived in WA. So that's where I started looking. How did you know to look in Joisey?
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:08 PM   #115
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Glatt, u da man! Impressive, sir.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #116
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Where is this?

clue: Unique in the world, and I am certain everyone here has heard of it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #117
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #118
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Correct!

Have you been there? How did you know?

I guess it was really more of another "What is this?", and the where would be SLC, UT. ... I'll get better at this, promise.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #119
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I must have seen a pic before. It was the first thing that popped into my head. sorta weird really
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #120
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I visited there in the 60's and V's picture is different than I remember.
This Google Images pic is dated ~ 1999
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