Your first thought upon seeing Swindon's 'magic roundabout' might be: man, the Brits have really lost the plot lately. But this thing—which is actually seven roundabouts in one—has been working for 60 years. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. See How an Insane 7-Circle Roundabout Actually Works | WIRED
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http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Despite its reputation as being a Traffic Circle of Hell, Swindon's Magic Roundabout -- like the couple of other "ring junctions" in the UK -- is a triumph of road design. Here's why it works so well. For more information on this, its small number of siblings across the country, and why popular opinion's still against it, have a look at its CBRD entry: http://www.cbrd.co.uk/articles/the-magic-roundabout/
Views: 799665 Tom Scott
You can drive around it either way and it's put Swindon on the map. Recorded on a Swindon Town Football Club matchday (hence the police presence). One for all you roundaphiles!
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This Drone Footage Video captures The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, timelapsed. See an updated timelapse of this roundabout at night with light trails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88Jsg_oDXI p.s. hope you enjoy the animation i made myself at the beginning. Series: Timelapse & Chill #1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjakesilvester Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mrjakesilvester Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/MrJakeSilvester The Magic Roundabout is a road junction in swindon that consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central one, with everyone commuting in an anti-clockwise direction. Constructed in 1972, it is named after the famous British children's television series called The Magic Roundabout. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue. The complex junction offers multiple paths between feeder roads. The outer circle carries traffic in a clockwise direction, like a normal roundabout (in places where traffic drives on the left hand side of the road), and less proficient users may choose to use only the outer circle. The inner circle carries traffic in a anticlockwise direction, and more proficient users may choose to use the alternative paths. The roundabout was constructed according to the design of Frank Blackmore, of the British Transport and Road Research Laboratory. Traffic flow around the larger, inner roundabout is anticlockwise, and traffic flows in the usual clockwise manner around the five mini-roundabouts and the outer loop. Equipment Used: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X Music: 'Fast Car (Courtney Mills Bootlegs)' by Tobtok feat. River Assess Link: https://soundcloud.com/courtneymillsbootlegs/tobtok-ft-river-fast-car-courtney-mills-bootleg-sample Location: A4259 road (County Road / Queens Drive / Fleming Way / Drove Road / Shrivenham Road) Enjoy! :) Feel Free to Like or Dislike, if you dislike the video please let me know why so i can improve in the future, Thanks.
Views: 44250 Jake Silvester
As if driving on the left wasn't challenging enough, we deliberately planned our route so that it would go via this perhaps the greatest attraction the British traffic system has to offer. Scary? Indeed! Check also the blog entry: http://mondomemento.blogspot.com/2011/06/roundabout-from-hell.html
Views: 172408 Lasse Antero
From the biggest roundabouts in the world to the craziest and most shocking roundabouts! Just be careful when driving on these roads Subscribe to Hectic Express http://goo.gl/PTUyyV # 8 Rome’s Porta Maggiore This is Rome’s Porta Maggiore, a loose roundabout that encircles a 2000-year-old Roman gate and aqueduct and conducts trams as well as cars. At first glance, this intersection of roads doesn’t look as chaotic as the others on this list, but you’ll notice that the roads criss-cross in confusing ways have sudden turns and feed into and out of 7 streets. Italy already has a pretty bad reputation with their traffic and with dysfunctional roads like these, it’s easy to say why. This intersection was probably just as crazy to navigate today as it was 2,000 years ago. # 7 Somerville Roundabout If there’s anyone who loves roundabouts, it’s the UK. They’ve built enough roundabouts to last the rest of history. Who’s even asking for all of i these? Anyway, this one in Somerville is kind of like two and a half roundabouts. 6 roads thread in and out of these circles and weave into parking lots and busy business parking lots. At peak traffic, driving through these roads would be an every-man-for-himself free for all. # 6 Kuching Malaysian Roundabouts Kuching, Malaysia has a lot of massive roundabouts that some have called “a waste of land”. Apparently, Kuching has land to spare which allows them to build such expansive roundabouts all over the place. The only thing crazy about these is how many of these huge traffic circles they have over in Kuching and how most of them seem pretty unnecessary. # 5 Brighton Michigan Interchange In Brighton Michigan between the I-96 and surface streets, there are three separate roundabouts to get through. There are two hairpin traffic circles that feed directly into each other, which pretty much guarantees a motor accident once a day, or at least some skidding tires. On this map alone are five roundabouts that you can hit within a five-minute drive, which personally, doesn’t seem like an ideal route for anyone to take. # 4 State Circle The State Circle in Canberra, Australia is a lengthy road that encircles Capital Hill, marking the center of Australia’s capital city. State Circle is the biggest of three concentric circles, outsizing the two that run within it: Parliament Drive and Capital Circle. What makes this roundabout crazy is what it could have been. The 3-kilometer road was only one of what was meant to be several concentric roads surrounding Capital Hill. Instead of the large number of roads originally envisioned outside of the capital only two big ones were completed. It’s probably for the best, considering the number of motor accidents that surround roundabouts. # 3 Arc de Triomphe Traffic Circle The roads around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is one big nightmare of a roundabout. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Getting caught up in this traffic circle may have you driving around and around for ages before you manage to escape. There are so many lanes of traffic it will feel more like a melee of cars than organized traffic. While you’re trying to navigate through a sea of drivers, you also have to figure out which of the several unmarked roads is the one you want to take. It’s easy to imagine getting caught in this endlessly, trying to pick a path to exit on like some kind of traffic purgatory. # 2 Wixom, Michigan’s Ghost Circle When a traffic circle was recently constructed at the intersection of M5 and Pontiac Trail in Wixom, Michigan, many people didn’t know how to handle the circle, and many more didn’t even know the old standard intersection had become a roundabout. It leads to a few auto incidents because of people driving straight into it without knowing the rules of a roundabout. Even google maps hadn’t updated with new data, so the roundabout exists but it looks like part of it is still undeveloped - making it a virtual ghost circle. # 1 Swindon Roundabout What’s worse than a roundabout? How about a roundabout WITHIN a roundabout? How about five roundabouts within a roundabout? Well, you can find this personal hell in Swindon, UK. Head over there If you want to enter a roundabout and immediately be greeted with another roundabout and feel the thrill of trying to navigate through this concrete death jungle. Driving through a roundabout might seem innocuous but trying to steer through a traffic circle with traffic circles inside of it could trigger an adrenaline rush big enough to satiate the world’s greatest daredevils.
Views: 42209 Hectic Express
Hey, everyone. I hope you're all having a wonderful day! If you didn't know already, this is a build-off between myself, Crumbs McGee and Skibitth of the Magic Roundabout in Swindon, United Kingdom. The goal of this build-off was to recreate the roundabout as accurate as possible to the Real Life version. Find out who won in the video! --------------------------------------------- Skibitth's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXlNqOmA-ewyaHJV2a71Ihw/ Crumbs McGee's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiWJVJkCyU4Kf6Ajt0qu9g/ --------------------------------------------- Music Used: Holding on - Lakey Inspired Holiday Blues - Joakim Karud Jazzaddict's Intro - Cosimo Fogg The Jazz Piano - Bensound Please subscribe if you found this video entertaining! I really appreciate every single one of my subscribers. *Join the Cities: Skylines Creators Discord!* https://discord.gg/YAzbYmj *DISCLAIMER* This video is not intended to infringe any copyrights or content(s) registered with Creative Commons.
Views: 2960 HotKettle
This Drone Footage Video captures the world famous Magic Roundabout at night showing the multiple directions of travel through the light trail effect and timelapsed. Website: www.silvesterdroneservices.com Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/MrJakeSilvester The Magic Roundabout is a road junction in swindon that consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central one, with everyone commuting in an anti-clockwise direction. Constructed in 1972, it is named after the famous British children's television series called The Magic Roundabout. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue. The complex junction offers multiple paths between feeder roads. The outer circle carries traffic in a clockwise direction, like a normal roundabout (in places where traffic drives on the left hand side of the road), and less proficient users may choose to use only the outer circle. The inner circle carries traffic in a anticlockwise direction, and more proficient users may choose to use the alternative paths. The roundabout was constructed according to the design of Frank Blackmore, of the British Transport and Road Research Laboratory. Traffic flow around the larger, inner roundabout is anticlockwise, and traffic flows in the usual clockwise manner around the five mini-roundabouts and the outer loop. Equipment Used: DJI Inspire 2 Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X Music: 'Gull' by Illya14000 feat. Reyjukiand Assess Link: https://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/191618 Location: A4259 road (County Road / Queens Drive / Fleming Way / Drove Road / Shrivenham Road) Enjoy! :) Feel Free to Like or Dislike, if you dislike the video please let me know why so I can improve in the future, Thanks.
Views: 4882 Jake Silvester
A bit like a circus The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, UK, was always on my agenda. Looking very magical via Google maps it also looked like a challenge not to be missed. It was constructed in 1972 and is a ring junction consisting of five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anticlockwise roundabout offering proficient users more alternative exit paths. Voted the worst roundabout by British motorists the five mini-roundabouts cluster leaves drivers in a spin, often causing them to drive in the wrong direction. What do you think?
Views: 356 Left Turn Adventures
Mad Mike Whiddet is one of the most famous and celebrated personalities the world of drifting has ever seen. Entering his tenth year as a drifter, Mad Mike is still at the top of his game, and continues to push the boundaries of his sport to the next level – but what will the man do next? Tienes mas info en https://www.facebook.com/prmotortv A partir de ahora podrás disfrutar de los mejores contenidos extremos en TV, Internet, Tabletas, Iphones, etc en nuestra plataforma del Canal PRMotor TV para toda España x TV! + info en http://www.prmotor.tv/ + info en https://www.facebook.com/prmotortv + info en https://www.twitter.com/prmotortv
Views: 21921 PRMotor TV Spain
The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anticlockwise roundabout. Located near the County Ground, home of Swindon Town F.C., its name comes from the popular children's television series The Magic Roundabout. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue
Views: 27125 The Froste Channel
If you want to comment about road signs, wait till the end of the video. What you don't see is genuine hours of me re-wiring this roundabout and failure after failure as I just TRY and get someone to go through it without causing a seven-car pileup and causing me to have flashbacks. Game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/255710/ ------------------ Link to the channel's Twitch, for live shenanigans: https://www.twitch.tv/rimmy Link to the channel's discord, for fun and games: https://www.discord.gg/rimmy I guess I have a twitter. I hate it. Go away: https://twitter.com/Rimmy_Downunder My second channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCknO__IO56Sp73bB_SBto2g You can find my merch below! https://store.yogscast.com/collections/rimmy Secret Lab provided my Titan gaming chair and it's a comfortable beast! If you want a fine selection of gaming chairs, check out the link below and help support me: https://secretlab.co?rfsn=2016820.bdd66&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=2016820.bdd66 PO Box: Thomas Rim PO BOX 38 DIAMOND CREEK 3089 VIC, AUSTRALIA
Views: 45686 Rimmy - Downunder Gaming
Let's Play Cities: Skylines with ImperialJedi **Subscribe & Like*** Support the Channel on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ImperialJedi?ty=h Well hello again guys, welcome back to the party! It's been waaay too long since we've last built over in this city! But we're finally back at it :) A special shoutout goes out this episode to the Squirrel Army Studios YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRxreSmFdL6KwY3zz5Bx44g While I was doing a livestream the other day, he gave me the know how on making a magic roundabout! All the credit goes to him! But we basically attempt one in this city, interesting timing too because we were just talking about that a few episodes back! Let me know what you think! Enjoy,
Views: 59689 ImperialJedi
The Magic Roundabout in Swindon : driving with terrifying Traffic Circle
Views: 633 Aulnay Cap
They say it works better than a traffic light.
Views: 4617 Punsylvanian
Hey guys! Me, Crumbs McGee and HotKettle had a little challenge to make this Magic Roundabout. After we all did it we created a 1 minute video with 20 seconds from each build and post it on twitter, facebook, discord and reddit so people can vote the best one. Now you can watch the entire build from my point of view and a final cinematic having all 3 roundabouts. Check their channels as well to watch the build from their point of view: Crumbs McGee: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiWJVJkCyU4Kf6Ajt0qu9g HotKettle: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZHqG1bLkgp5ViXWM4Mu4g SUBSCRIBE for more: https://www.youtube.com/c/SkibitthYoutubeGamer DETAILS: Map used: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714924954 Starting Theme: N/A Road Color: 105 Ploppable Asphalt: 105 LUT: https://goo.gl/bSIsQI Grass - Cleyra Ruined - Realistic V1.4.5 European Pavement - Springwood Gravel - Cleyra Cliff - Cleyra MODs list: https://goo.gl/KyD21o Asset list: https://goo.gl/gj4fuP FOLLOW ME ON: ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/skibitth ● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Skibitth-YT-189943244752124/ ● Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skibitth ● Imgur: http://skibitthyt.imgur.com/ ● Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skibitth ● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skibitth.yt/ Music for cinematics: #1 - Holiday Blues - Joakim Karud #2 - Jazzaddict's Intro - Cosimo Fogg #3 - The Jazz Piano - Bensound Rating the video and leaving a comment is always appreciated! Cheers!
Views: 7309 Skibitth
Parade of an incredible collection of up to 60 classic and modern cars around the world famous and totally unique Magic Roundabout. Most of these cars had their body panels pressed at the MINI Plant in Swindon, formerly known as Pressed Steel, which is celebrating 60 years in 2016, as ‘new’ Swindon marks 175 years.
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