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possibly Hong Kong's first traffic roundabout-17 March 1949

possibly Hong Kong's first traffic roundabout-17 March 1949
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Hong Kong’s first traffic ‘roundabout’ was brought into use in March 1949.

A piece of road furniture that seems to initially baffle North Americans wondering what the Stop/Go rules/etiquette are.

Living near an airport with many incoming North American flights I’m often confronted by hired cars coming the wrong way around local roundabouts or hesitating for long periods while attempting to merge into circulating traffic on roundabouts.

For the ultimate roundabout the famous “Magic Roundabout” in the UK should be experienced. Thankfully I believe it is a “one-off.”

https://www.roads.org.uk/articles/magic-roundabout

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, March 17, 1949

Comments

Good find - can anyone show a photo of it?

It had gone back to a standard road junction layout when this 1963 photo was taken - not clear if there are traffic lights there or not:

Morrison Hill Aerial
Morrison Hill Aerial, by Hong Kong government lands department

Not through design but a candidate for Hong Kong's first roundabout may have been Queen Victoria's statue and its pedestal in the heart of Central.