When I was driving in the UK several years ago I came to love the roundabouts. Once you get used to them they make a certain amount of sense. My first encounter with them was in Washington DC when I was a teenager with a pretty new driver’s license.
We have a one primary roundabout here in Houston. It’s circles the Mecom fountain down where Main and Montrose come together. It’s pretty standard as far as roundabouts go.
There’s a relatively new one on Washington & Westcott. It’s sort of ridiculous but I rarely have to drive that way.
Then there’s this travesty located in a residential area over near Gessner and I-10.
Benignus and Kingsride.
The sign is amusing.
The roundabout itself is an absolute joke. They’ve taken a very normal 4 way intersection and plopped an obstacle smack dab in the middle.
I think there is at least one more just down the road.
This is what happens when your homeowners association has one puff too many of the wacky tobacky and calls a super secret meeting to come up with new ways to irritate motorists.