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- A). LBK and Sarasota have a common interest that today’s travel time through the Bayfront Corridor be protected and even improved when making US 41 a place where all users safely want to be rather than have to be.
B). The LBK hired consultant FTE found the “Level of Service” at the Gulfstream US 41 intersection would be the same in 2021 regardless whether “no build” signalized as is today or a modern roundabout as Sarasota plans. That FTE finding is positive to what the City intends. Travel time is the key LBK concern and is the FDOT standard to maintain or improve travel time “Level of Service.”
C. The FTE Gulfstream intersection satellite photo graphically demonstrated that Gulfstream US41 is a broken failed intersection – all three legs are stopped by red lights with drivers wasting fuel, wasting time, and polluting the air while nothing is happening inside the intersection. The photo showed the south leg’s four lanes backed up all the way to Main street. Meanwhile southbound from the keys on the right turn separated slip lane are backed up as drivers are afraid to merge into the high speed of US 41 drivers southbound -- all of which would be corrected by a modern roundabout.
Evidence is mounting throughout the USA that modern roundabouts safely move traffic flow more smoothly and quickly than signalized intersections... see www.SarasotaConnectivity.com. The LBK Town Commission, for benefit of their residents. should consider a modern roundabout at the LBK Club entrance and at Ken Thompson Pkwy -- not only for everyday smooth flow but for emergency LBK evacuation.
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