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BigV 02-08-2016 10:57 PM

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I know the thread's about Rims. Got it. But I roll my rims through this intersection twice a day. It is a little unsettling to see all those headlights headed right at you!!!!!

Really, what were they thinking?

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xoxoxoBruce 02-08-2016 11:25 PM

Certainly relevant and on topic. I assume these movements are controlled by traffic signals, are red and blue moving at the same time? You have the red straight through lanes turning left and the blue straight through lanes in addition to the blue turn lanes turning left.

Clodfobble 02-09-2016 07:31 AM

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I'll see and raise you. Behold the loveliness of the South Lamar and Ben White intersection:

Clodfobble 02-09-2016 07:32 AM

The blue lanes and the red lanes feed in from different highway-speed areas. Obviously their lights are never green at the same time, but the blue lanes sometimes get confused and think the green lights just off to their right are, in fact, for them. Also, the green lines do whatever the fuck they want regarding illegal U-turns.

glatt 02-09-2016 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 953178)
Really, what were they thinking?

And the poor schmucks getting off the highway coming up from the bottom of the shot can only turn right. What if they want to go left?

A crossroad over a highway is hardly a difficult intersection to design. There must be a hundred thousand of them in the US. It's not like they had to reinvent the wheel here. And it looks like they had plenty of real estate to work with.

Undertoad 02-09-2016 08:41 AM

I play Cities:Skylines, which is basically a better SimCity. I'm faced with these problems routinely and I don't know how to solve them.

The problem in C:S is always that in a compact interchange with a four-lane, you wind up with lights on the end of the exit ramps. Traffic can then prevent the exit ramps from clearing... and you fuck up the highway.

glatt 02-09-2016 09:03 AM

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This is admittedly a little larger, but I bet it could be reduced in size and still work. It works quite well as it is.
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I'm sure there are more compact versions of this in Europe that could be copied and fit in the space allowed by V's intersection.

Clodfobble's intersection, however, is fucked up. I don't see an obvious solution there. Gates instead of red lights?

glatt 02-09-2016 09:38 AM

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Yeah. I'm spending too much time on this.

BigV's intersection looks even worse when you zoom out a little bit. They had so much room to play with. All those roads coming together could easily dump onto a big roundabout and move the traffic without the need for lights. It already looks a little like a roundabout the way the roads circle that pond. There's no need for that dense intersection at the top if you spread all the traffic around one giant circle with lots of room for each road to merge into the circle.

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xoxoxoBruce 02-09-2016 12:05 PM

Fuck that roundabout shit, it's all well and good on paper but in reality they don't work because... people. :mad2:

Gravdigr 02-09-2016 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 952963)

An absolute bargain at only 200,000! ($290,233)
I suppose that could be considered a working definition of optimism.

Anyway, zip over to ebay (about ten more photos) and help the UK balance of payments.

Series One Diesel 88" CHASSIS NUMBER ONE. 1957 first one off production line

I'd rather go for this one:

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glatt 02-09-2016 01:02 PM

I'd trade that for a backhoe too. Much more practical.

Carruthers 02-10-2016 12:06 PM

The grenade launchers will come in handy for those transits through the 'livelier' part of town. ;)

The armour plating sounds a good investment as well. :eek:

Gravdigr 02-10-2016 01:10 PM

A backhoe doesn't have nearly the cachet...

glatt 02-10-2016 01:20 PM

Better for the hobos though.

Carruthers 02-10-2016 01:21 PM

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