Frenchman pioneered concept of roundabouts

A sketch illustrating Hénard’s concept for a roundabout in Paris

Eugène Hénard's work has a lasting impact

The first roundabouts in Europe were put in place by a French architect to alleviate growing traffic congestion in Paris, most of it caused by horse drawn carriages rather than motorised vehicles. 

Eugène Hénard (1849-1923) was a French architect and a highly influential urban planner who devoted much of his life to finding solutions to growing traffic problem in his capital city. 

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