New Jersey: Birthplace of the Traffic Circle
Some say Jersey has the best drivers, and others say that we wreak havoc on every highway we frequent. Regardless of how you feel, you can thank the Garden State for traffic circles.
The very first circle, known as the “Airport Circle” was the very first highway circle, and acted as a connection between Trenton, Camden, and Atlantic City. The traffic hub has an exciting past, featuring two nightclubs built in the premises. In addition, The circle allowed Philadelphians access to the Camden Airport.
Circles were invented for the sake of fluidity when compared to traditional intersections, nj.com says. Unfortunately, constant advancement made the Circle nearly obsolete. Now, traffic circles have progressed into the round-a-bouts New Jersey drivers have come to know all too well.
So thank you, Traffic Circles. Without you, what else would out-of-state drivers complain about?