Originally native to the island of Great Britain, the roundabout is an urban spirit that takes the form of a massive circle blocking an intersection. It feeds off the energy of wasted time, momentum, and frustration to grow and reproduce. The largest and oldest roundabouts have multiple lanes, having become far more efficient in their harvesting of misery.
A pregnant roundabout was imported to New York in 1989 in the mistaken belief that it could reduce fatalies at Dead Man’s Corner in Queens. From that single progenitor a massive infestation of invasive roundabouts resulted, and with no native predators they have expanded aggressively at the expense of native four-way stops.