Remetinec Roundabout

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Roundabout in west Novi Zagreb

The Remetinec Roundabout (Croatian: Remetinečki rotor, Zapadni rotor or simply Rotor) is a large roundabout in the Novi Zagreb - zapad part of Zagreb, Croatia. Having three lanes, it connects Adriatic Bridge, Jadranska Avenue, Dubrovnik Avenue and Remetinec Road. Inside traffic has the right of way, but the rightmost approaching lanes from the north, east and southwest are separated from the exiting traffic, reducing congestion for those three immediate right turns. The roundabout itself is elevated from the ground level and two tram lines and several pedestrian tracks pass underneath it.

More than 100,000 vehicles per day pass through the roundabout, which is twice its normal capacity.[1][2][3] Congestion is particularly severe during the rush hour.[1] Due to the volume of traffic, accidents are almost an everyday occurrence.[1][4] More than 2700 accidents with 216 injuries were registered in the roundabout between 1997 and 2006, making it one of the city's most dangerous intersections.[3][4]

A traffic study commissioned by the City of Zagreb in 2007 proposed five reconstruction options.[2] The most favored option is based on construction of two east-west bound tunnels, reducing the load on the roundabout to 38,000 vehicles per day.[2] Construction works were not expected to start before 2011,[5] and did not start as of January 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bojan Terglav (July 18, 2005). "Rotor - poligon za nesreće" (PDF). Vjesnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vožnja punim gasom tunelima ispod remetinečkog kružnog toka". Večernji list (in Croatian). October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Novo raskrižje može, ali i ne mora, biti tipa rotora". Vjesnik (in Croatian). February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b Mario Ćužić (March 14, 2007). "Rotor, mora svih vozača!!!". novi-zagreb.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Tuneli na južnom ulazu u Zagreb". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

Coordinates: 45°46′38″N 15°57′10″E / 45.77722°N 15.95278°E / 45.77722; 15.95278