Roundabouts Actually Helpful? – Yes!
I knew I wasn't crazy, Kennewick has reported to having the most roundabouts in a Washington city.
You may hate them, but they have proven to reduce the amount of traffic accidents. Because they're an endless curved path, head-on collisions in a roundabout are virtually impossible.
Since they require less maintenance than traffic lights, having more roundabouts actually saves you money when it comes to taxing.
I'd expect to see more roundabouts popping up in the near future, so get used to them. Really, get better acquainted with them. Once you get over the learning curve, they're easy.