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  • Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem
    While roundabouts can be constructed with traffic flowing, the safest method is a detour. It would also be the quickest.
    BTW, in some places, congestion is considered a sign that you're doing something right, since everyone wants to go to that area. Modern roundabouts are a great way to serve auto traffic while letting other modes of travel mix at the slower intersections.
  • Scott B
    Wed 12th Feb 2014
    at 1:27pm
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  • I have seen a roundabout installed in Santa Barbara, Ca at a junction of
    5 roads--2 of which came off the freeway. This replaced traffic lights which were a nuisance. Now traffic moves continuously with no reported accidents.
  • Sidney Katz
    Tue 11th Feb 2014
    at 10:25pm
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  • It will be interesting to see how they will go about the process of building the roundabout at 41 & Gulfstream without interrupting traffic. We work on LBK, and it is the only way to get out to the island. Would hate to have to travel all the way to Cortez to get to work. While they are at it, maybe they could alleviate some of the flooding along J Ringling Causeway by the Sarasota Yacht Club as well as St. Armands Circle which impede traffic flow. At present, in a real emergency situation, those traffic routes are blocked by flooded streets in the heavy rains.
  • Deborah Markaverich
    Tue 11th Feb 2014
    at 5:20pm
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