So the Newmarket instersection aka the roundabout from hell aka the wheel of death has recently been upgraded.
I’m in two minds.
On one hand it does seem to be safer with plenty of bike lanes and clear traffic delineation, on the other hand the sacrifice seems to be an additional five minutes traversing the fucker thanks to a series of traffic lights that seem to take an eternity to change - particularly entering from Peel St to Royal Pde.
I used to hammer it off the line at the Royal Pde/Grattan St intersection to be in prime position when I entered the intersection (heading to Peel), but now I might as well plod along with the rest of the commuters as I’m just going to get a red anyway.
…and I feel sorry for those heading to Elizabeth St that have to stop at the first red when they used to be able to continue through.