I have often been asked why I work on roundabouts, or urban green spaces, if you want to sound more scientific and ecological. Roundabouts to me are not just traffic-calming devices.
They are a teaching tool,
a research programme
and a source of amusement and wonder.
They are islands of calm among a sea of traffic, a haven for wildlife amidst a tarmac and concrete jungle.
or just plain fun!
So, next time you are waiting to enter a roundabout, don’t just think of it as an impediment (or aid) to your journey, but as a haven of wild-life, an urban nature reserve
or even as a work of art, especially if you are in France 🙂