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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.
- 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.
- 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.
24 Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
25 Free picture framing seminar
25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
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School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.