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State Circle one of the worst intersections in the world?

By johnboy 8 December 2011 25

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Thanks to Erg0 who’s pointed out that back in 2007 Auto Express magazine listed Canberra’s own State Circle as one of the worst intersections in the world.

Admittedly coming in 11th of 11.

But is it really that bad? I can’t say I’ve ever had any trouble with it.

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shadow boxer 11:41 am 09 Dec 11

State circle is fantastic traffic distributor, been screwed up a bit with cycle lanes and the clogging of N’thbourne but works well.

I always laugh at tourists who complain about roundabouts, seriously it’s not that hard.

Erg0 10:00 am 09 Dec 11

My assumption was that the writer had a mate who once came here to cover a royal visit for the Daily Mirror and got lost going to Parliament House.

Kramer 9:35 am 09 Dec 11

I reckon he was heading North to civic on State Circle, and made the mistake of going clockwise and then finding there was no exit (on ramp) to Commonwealth Ave. This is kind of a design flaw IMHO, although most people get on State Circle going in the right direction (anti-clockwise), or are getting onto Commonwelath Ave from Adelaide Ave.

nsn 9:03 am 09 Dec 11

Further to my own comment, and number 2 in bitzermaloney’s list, I would add that the on-ramp from Parkes Way on to Kings Ave southbound is just as bad.

nsn 8:51 am 09 Dec 11

bitzermaloney said :

The on-ramp from Kings Ave onto Parkes Way heading West. Why on earth wasn’t this extended another 100 – 200m to allow a proper merge?


What on earth is going on with that on-ramp?! It’s ridiculously short, and it just comes to a dead end rather than actually narrowing and merging with Parkes Way. It hardly qualifies as an on-ramp at all – it’s more like a slip lane at a set of traffic lights.

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