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1 hour ago, philforhockey51 said:

@rsc204  Thank you. I was hoping to avoid a roundabout at this intersection, would like to use a traffic light intersection at this location.

Well, you seem to have some corners filled with plazas. Maybe you could do something by splitting the diagonal avenue into two one-way roads that intersect with the North/South and East/West avenues at different spots? This would reduce it to a regular, orthogonal avenue intersection plus two one-ways road branching off/joining. Just a thought. :)

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On 4/15/2014 at 7:23 AM, 11241036 said:

This is a picture of a large roundabout in one of my cities (approx. 140,000 inhabitants currently). I'm pretty sure that this is one of my oldest cities, and I haven't been working on it in a while, so I need to thoroughly rework several things, especially the residentials which are mostly Maxis default. Hope you forgive me. Nevertheless, I really like this setting: A roundabout connecting 5 main road arteriae plus a small street. Since I like a little bit of nature in even my large cities, there's a small pond inside the roundabout.

 

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How did you make this roundabout?  I've tried to make one like it but haven't gotten it right yet.

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3 hours ago, 11241036 said:

@jonnboy1976 I did this to get it:

1. This type of roundabout takes up about 10x10 tiles, so plan accordingly.

2. Drag an octogonal one-way road like this:

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3. Then, for diagonal avenues, start dragging at the highlighted area, or drag right into it.

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4. When you are done, place 1x1 street stubs at the 8 locations marked with a blue circle (just click once there with the street tool). This will convert the sharp 135° curves to smooth curves, similarly to how you can make smooth curves with roads.

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Thank you!  I'm going to try it.   :)

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Ooh, is that the Santa Fe Super Chief?

Here's something I'm trying out. An AVE-4 overpass with OWR-2 to enhance traffic flow. Has this been proven to not work? I never really see anybody use it.

Inb4, yes I am a dork for the Grass Lands terrain mod. It looks cartoony, which appeals to me. Also the ingame Maxis bus stops (17K capacity?? Lol, okay!)

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23 hours ago, Razzion said:

Here's something I'm trying out. An AVE-4 overpass with OWR-2 to enhance traffic flow. Has this been proven to not work? I never really see anybody use it

Issue with this design is that it does not support left hand turns. Traffic will need to make a U-turn somewhere up the road which can increase traffic congestion.

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12 hours ago, Haljackey said:

Issue with this design is that it does not support left hand turns. Traffic will need to make a U-turn somewhere up the road which can increase traffic congestion.

Ahh, of course!! I completely failed to consider that! I knew I was missing something. Thank you so much. I will fix it right away.

 

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Time for a little bump!

How to connect 4 important road arteriae (or at least they are supposed to be important) and one side road with each other, complete with GLR routes, and along a railway that doesn't like at-grade intersections: Build the weirdest intersection of all time. (A basic intersection would have probably done it, but, oh well, Mayor 11241036 has to do it the hard way.)

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Some interesting roundabouts & intersections in a new city

6 way roundabout, probably my first.

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Zoom out.

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Odd use of avenue diagonal intersection

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Dual right turn lanes

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Odd angle slip lanes

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3 roundabouts by a highway

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3 roundabouts by a highway #2

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3/4 slip lanes

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TuLEP overload

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