The Big Picture

This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 148.

Magic Roundabout
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How many busy UK roundabouts would you trust your children to navigate alone? Roundabouts are notoriously intimidating for cyclists, and demonstrably dangerous, but at the end of July a new design was unveiled which could change all that forever. Alice and Jenna were two of the first to try it out. Thanks to the councillors, officers and campaigners whose hard work made the Dutch roundabout at Fendon Road possible. We hear that it’s already inspired the neighbouring county of Essex to plan one for Colchester. A countrywide revolution has begun.