Would it be sensible to combine a roundabout with a crossroads? Evidently.
Such is the idea on trial in Manchester, based on examples in other countries. Cycles move around the junction clockwise (i.e. one-way) while motor vehicles wait at stop lines before using a conventional “controlled crossroads“. Traffic lights tell which lot when to go.
In the graphic, red is for pedestrian use, green for cycles, and tarmac for mmotors. Click it for more detail.
In the city of Bath, for example, push-buttons on light-controlled pedestrian crossings have been deactivated. So the lights change on a cycle, without anyone pressing anything! And one-way systems have changed the layout of lots of narrow Georgian roads as space is made for walkers to pass safely.
Out of town, joggers may run into the road if they see another person on the pavement, and cyclists might swerve to steer well clear of someone in ways you never saw before.
So, be alert. Anticipate! And save lives.