a series of mini-blogs will be published, entitled
And what is happening here?
So what was (or is) one of those? Simply explained, a mini-roundabout is established at every entrance to a large and "proper" roundabout. The big roundabout then becomes a two way "ring-shaped" road and drivers can choose which way round the junction they go. fbb ALWAYS went the long way round as a matter of principle.
Trams now trundle across this junction in Sheffield, where Brook Hill and Netherthorpe Road intresect. The shot what taken from the roof of one of the Nertherthorpe tower blocks, fbb having been invited to view from where the men from the Ministry where filming their experiment.
The so-called "Magic Roundabout" in Swindon was similar and more well known ...
Sliding buses, football specials and ring junctions - all part of the rich tapestry of public transport operation from days gone by.
Next blog : due Saturday October 29th
normal blogging resumes on Monday