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Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:45 pm
by il padrone
Fascinating to watch this live feed of a Dutch roundabout in action, any time of the day or night you choose 8)


Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:45 pm
by simlin
Yep, fascinating at 4:40am local time...are you sure it isn't a photograph?

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:53 pm
by il padrone
Just wait another 2-3 hours then things should hot up a bit.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:55 pm
by AndyRevill
simlin wrote:Yep, fascinating at 4:40am local time...are you sure it isn't a photograph?


I just saw a car at 04:53 so not a photo :D

Andy

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:51 pm
by zero
I just saw a 16 foot wide spider fly across the rounda.... oh wait its on the lens.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:09 pm
by benbne
A taxi giving way to a cyclist??!?

Image

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:02 pm
by celeste boy
benbne wrote:A taxi giving way to a cyclist??!?

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Does that mean it is photoshopped ?

CB

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:03 pm
by il padrone
No, it just means it is in Europe ;)

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:41 pm
by Mulger bill
It's so... so... orderly.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:03 pm
by HappyHumber
Wow... I just found an adult equivalent of my childhood ant farm.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:11 pm
by Grgic
I think the video feed is garbled, they're driving on the wrong side of the road....

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:28 pm
by shouldnobetter
What the...? I just started watching it and someone on a motorbike just went around it 5 or 6 times.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:33 pm
by piledhigher
shouldnobetter wrote:What the...? I just started watching it and someone on a motorbike just went around it 5 or 6 times.


That's illegal and we've been told that the dutch obey all the rules.. OMGosh

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:42 am
by greyhoundtom
Why are there motor bikes riding at a pretty fair speed along the bike paths? I would have assumed that full on motor bikes would be restricted to riding on the roadway with other motor vehicles.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:02 am
by ldrcycles
Every car i've seen so far has indicated off the roundabout perfectly. I could just about cry.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:09 am
by Grog
zero wrote:I just saw a 16 foot wide spider fly across the rounda.... oh wait its on the lens.
well, the camera is on the web.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:35 am
by il padrone
greyhoundtom wrote:Why are there motor bikes riding at a pretty fair speed along the bike paths? I would have assumed that full on motor bikes would be restricted to riding on the roadway with other motor vehicles.

Dutch rules allow mopeds (?) to be ridden on bike paths. It is the one thing that I have heard friends of mine complain about the Dutch cycling experience - they are often ridden by teens; no requirement for a licence below a certain power level I think.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:19 am
by fat and old
here you go....mopeds on Dutch bike paths.

https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2013 ... therlands/

Well well.....seems as though there's idiots that take advantage of the system everywhere.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:37 am
by Listy
Excitement at 2:15am... 2 police cars pulled up for a long chat in the middle of the roundabout, and then as they pulled away a fox(?) ran across the road (using the zebra crossing of course! :lol: ).
I think I found the roundabout in google maps, or something much like it... its smack in the middle of Purmerend, at the intersection of Gorslaan, Purmerweg and Churchillaan (named after Winston I guess).

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:34 am
by roller
looks like a spaceship

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:59 pm
by roller
aaalright, now the sun is up and we're cookin with gas.

cars comin through, that's it, nicely does it, share the road.....









I feel like such a voyeur.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:45 pm
by Lizzy
roller wrote:I feel like such a voyeur.


IKR?! Hawt.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:47 pm
by simlin
Completely mesmerising.

And so humorous watching cars give way to bikes as they exit the roundabout. Humorous in an "I have to laugh or I will cry" kind of way.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:01 pm
by roller
I feel like I am watching a group of paid actors who are all taking part in a "how to use a round-about properly" training video.

Re: Dutch roundabout live

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:19 pm
by CXCommuter
roller wrote:I feel like I am watching a group of paid actors who are all taking part in a "how to use a round-about properly" training video.

Just waiting for Troy McClure to come on screen..