Do you have a roundabout you love to loathe? Or a roundabout that makes your life that little bit easier? Cast your votes to help decide which traffic islands in the UK are deserving of the Roundabout Idol titles for best and worst roundabouts!
Up and down the land, we are asking motorists to tell us what roundabout makes their head spin, their stomach churn and their tempers rise! Or alternatively, if there is a roundabout in your life that you’d like to express your thanks for, then you need Roundabout Idol!
Rather than making our journeys easier, certain roundabouts have been plaguing our commutes and have us risking both vehicle and sanity to reach the other side. Central Contracts want to weed out the worst offender when it comes to clogged up lanes, pointless signage, infuriating bottlenecks and poor traffic flow. We want to bring these circular demons of the road to justice by naming and shaming them for all to see!
We also want to pay tribute to our Leona Lewises, our Alexandra Burkes and our Matt Cardles of roundabouts – the stars of our streets! The paradise islands of the roads which make driving safer, swifter and sweeter for all involved.
Ultimately, we want to answer a timeless question that’s had us going in circles: what is the UK’s best and worst roundabout?
Tom Hemmingway has decided to get the ball rolling by nominating the BBC island in Nottingham, saying: “It does its job beautifully and without creating any bottlenecks. It deals with heavy traffic converging on Nottingham City Centre and must handle thousands of vehicles each day.”
Meanwhile, James Welch decided to nominate his local roundabout in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He says, “The Queen’s Gardens roundabout is plagued by constant beeping and motorists struggling to find the right lanes!”:
To vote for your best and worst roundabouts, send the folks at Central Contracts a picture of your nomination along with a brief description of your reasons to firstname.lastname@example.org! Bad roundabouts should be as unsightly as they are useless and good roundabouts should be as pleasing on the eye as they are to drive around!