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  • I would be interested to know what studies have been done on roundabouts that include a major boat thoroughfare. the city boat launch is accessed by the big boats at the 10th street pier. how will the trailers and larger boats navigate a roundabout safely ?
    the placement for a roundabout at the entrance to a boat ramp seems most imprudent.
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  • kate rodgers
    Mon 15th Mar 2010
    at 11:01am
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  • Actually. Bayfront Corridor improvements with roundabouts first happening on the north end at 10th&14th benefits the downtown business interests more than they are recognizing. By doing those two first and slowing speed between the two, good things happen:
    QUICKEST & CHEAPEST: Funding in place to get 2 done within 3 yrs. Main Street costs more than that by itself and would not work well bracketed by STOP lights at Gulfstream&Ringling Blvd. Main Street and the others need Fed/State $ which has to work through at least a 5 year long funding process. 2 for the price of one sooner.
    ACCESS: 10th & 14th together conditions smoother,slower, safer, southbound traffic flow into the city, easier access to condo/biz entries there, & 10th encourages access to downtown via Lemon Ave.
    CITY DELIVERS TO DOWNTOWN NOW: Before the year is out downtown business interests will be enjoying and profiting from the benefits of working roundabouts designed and ready for construction at Palm and Pineapple on Ringling Blvd, as well as 5 Points,
    ~ Rod Warner, Connectivity Chair of THECITYALLIANCE..
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  • Rod Warner
    Fri 12th Mar 2010
    at 11:21am
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  • Gee, while running for a City Commission seat last year I got the impression that groveling allegiance to the Roundabout god was a litmus test for these group's support of my candidacy. Maybe there has been a sea change on their boards.
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  • Pete Theisen
    Thu 11th Mar 2010
    at 2:19pm
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