Have you ever come to a familiar stretch of road, only to find that it's been transformed into something...alien? Something few people seem to understand? And makes fools of drivers everywhere? Well, you're not the only one who's frustrated.
This week on Word of Mouth, we're taking a spin around the intersection that people love to hate: roundabouts, which are replacing traffic lights and stop signs across the country. So, why are engineers so enamored of these things people love to hate? Or are they just misunderstood?
We'll also learn about the hidden ecosystem that is thriving on the not-so-deserted island of a local roundabout.
Listen to the full show
- You Asked, We Answered: Are Roundabouts Becoming More Common in New Hampshire?
- Discovering New Hampshire with a new local, NHPR Reporter Casey McDermott. She recently co-wrote an article for boston.com: "100 Things to do in New Hampshire."
- You Asked, We Answered: Where is Exit 21 on I-93 North?
- Outside/In - 10x10: Traffic Circles
- Civics 101: Ambassadors