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  • 1.
  • This is going too fast. Already some of the completed projects of this nature are under pressure to be removed. Let's give it a lot more time before going forward.
  • Pete Theisen
    Sun 29th Aug 2010
    at 2:15pm
  • 2.
  • Being a person with a disability it makes it hard to decide when to go into the traffic circle. I find it much easier to have a light tell me when its safe to go. I will be avoiding these circles as much as possible.
    Not every town has circles. I think you are not only putting me at a disadvantage, but visitors to our town as well.
  • pamela clair
    Thu 26th Aug 2010
    at 11:48pm
  • 3.
  • The Vice Mayor is right. US 301 and Fruitville Road carry much more traffic than US 41 and they enter the heart of Sarasota. The remarks by the City Engineer are disingenuous,"if we're thoughtful as to how we make these modifications,we can make it function better and not funnel off traffic". US 41 from Myrtle St. to its connction at Mound St. with US 301 conforms to its adopted level of service. Between Myrtle St. and University Parkway US 41 does not meet it adopted level of service but that seems to be of no consequence.
    Fruitville Road from Tuttle to US 301 does not meet the adopted level of service. US 41 from US 301 to the south city limits does not meet its adopted level of service. Why is the City concentrating on fixing a highway that meets its operating criteria and ignoring those that do not. As a passing note, the City Comprehansive plan is firm in its commitment to another bridge from Longboat Key to the mainland. The $100,000,000 quoted as the price for US 41 roundabouts could certainly help that cause and at the same time ameliorate the problem at Ringling Cswy and US 41.
  • Ernest Babb
    Thu 26th Aug 2010
    at 5:46pm
  • 4.
  • These planned roundabouts are an insane waste of money. The idea of slowing traffic is equally insane. The idea should be to move as fast and as safely as possible. More accidents will occur with roundabouts and certainly more frustration. Agitated drivers become more hostile and that raises the possibility of more accidents both vehicular and pedestrian. While they're at it, why don't they add back-in parking along US 41? Oh, and let's reduce the road to one lane in each direction!
  • Milan Adrian
    Thu 26th Aug 2010
    at 1:07pm
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