Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carmel Roundabouts Get Noticed by the Brits

"I mean, it's round, how difficult can it be?"

That's a quote from a hotel desk clerk in a piece about Carmel's roundabouts in the November 19-25, 2011, issue of the Economist, a weekly from London, England.

The magazine says that a "recent out-of-towner was so terrified by the strange formations that he preferred to travel by taxi". (Taxis? Really? In Carmel?)

"What goes around" is a discussion of the Indiana town's use of the typical British intersection, noting that the first one was built in Carmel in 1997. According to the Economist, the Hamilton County 'burb has more than 70 of the estimated 3000 roundabouts in the United States.

(Photo by Lars Sundstrom)

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