Now that's what I call "overkill"!<quoted text>
I don’t know if it’s still in operation but during the last government there was a “traffic calming” initiative where each council was paid £10,000 for each modification they made to the road that could be shown to slow traffic.
There really was a phase of mini roundabouts, chicanes, zebra crossings and un-required traffic lights popping up over night. In the last 6 months most of the superfluous traffic light have been removed (at what expense), the other stuff remains.
The number of mini roundabouts and chicanes that were built was astounding – I know of one street nearby, it’s not a main road, just local residential traffic and is around 600 yards long. 2 roundabout, 3 chicanes, 2 zebra crossings and 2 4 way box junctions.
There are some streets in a city south of here that are lees than 1/4 mile long and have at least 6 circles (one at every intersection)
Sometimes there can be too much of a 'good' thing