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The site referenced above presents some excellent and very sensible (and common-sense) arguments for the use of roundabouts.
First - I will admit without hesitation that I like roundabouts. Sitting stopped at the four-way-stop signed intersection is mind-numbing (not to mention time and gas-wasting). How many times have you sat waiting for the light to change - when there are no other cars moving, or no other traffic at all?
There are two traffic circles (not roundabouts exactly if I understand the distinction) somewhat local, one in the center of the city of Orange, and another in Long Beach a major intersection with Pacific Coast Highway. Apparently there are American communities (primarily in Utah and Colorado) finding success with roundabouts. I encountered a pair of small roundabouts just off the I-70 in St. George, Utah.
Wonder if I could push for the local city to adopt roundabouts rather than putting in more (and more!) traffic signals - especially on the major streets?