Out in the Richmond District, where the stop signs on the neatly spaced and gridded blocks are apparently too throttling for some folks, a newly installed traffic circle has also proven to be too difficult to navigate for some San Francisco drivers. Lucky for us, local newsman and intersection watchdog Stanley Roberts is on the case:

As Roberts notes, the confusion appears to come from the fact that not all traffic circles have stop signs. (Or, if we may, not all stop signs lead to traffic circles.) Also: that thing is tiny. More like an obstacle to be dodged than a traffic pattern, really.

Anyhow, as outerlands blog RichmondSF notes, the SFMTA might want to rethink their cleverly continental traffic calming efforts: their plan for the central Richmond includes installing nine more of these things along Lake Street between 3rd Ave and 24th Ave.