Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Motorists Have Something New to Learn About....Roundabouts

   Wow, we are getting a couple of those traffic roundabouts seen in other cities. I saw several l in the Glens Falls area when visiting there a couple years back.
   Our roundabouts will be north of the City at the confluence of NYS Routes 37 and 11 and at the joining of Mill and LeRay Streets.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Two-Roundabouts-Planned-For-Jefferson-County-383679331.html

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup, nothing like adding more traffic confusion for motorists. Just like those idiotic flashing yellow left hand turn arrows they put up on Arsenal.

Many drivers don't even know what the different lane markings are for on the road.

Ask some Europeans how they like their roundabouts...you'll find out that they don't.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Anonymous said...

What is a roundabout?

Anonymous said...

Here in New Yawk, we have a roundabout way of getting things done. Except for corruption. Benito goes right to the source for that.

Anonymous said...

dani types love roundabouts

Anonymous said...

Many state, including NJ and PA have worked to get rid of them. They're dangerous and will likely lead to increase the accident rate.

Anonymous said...

Hey 545 on rt 5 from Saratoga Springs has 3 of them all built within 5 years, The New England states have them..

Anonymous said...

Roundabouts are easier to navigate, easier on vehicles and save fuel.

Get your narrow minds out of your fat NNY asses.

Anonymous said...

what a stupid idea ... you will see more traffic accidents because of them.

My co-worker has been saying for years they should do away with all stop signs and install roundabouts (she's from Europe)... but of course ...she drives like Jeff Gordon blindfolded ...fast and not knowing where the heck she's supposed to be. I refuse to ride with her it is so scary.

Anonymous said...

Be more like Europe

There's a good idea. Sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

You have to understand that a traffic circle, rotary and a roundabout are two different things in the eyes of a DOT egghead engineer. Now keep in mind that every engineering class has a valedictorian and they also have a guy who graduated last in the class. That bottom graduate always goes on to become a product engineering rep. But the guy just in front of him becomes a DOT engineer.

Over the years, DOT engineers discovered if they kept the circles smaller, with no parking on the circle and sharper angles where the roads met the circle, it worked much better and safer than the large traffic circles with parking and a straight shot into them, like the one on public square.

In our area, just go to the intersection of Thompson Park road and Thompson boulevard to see a modern design traffic circle that was already invented back at the turn of the century. It meets the modern design standards in almost every way. But the stinky yellow crooked smiled Europe peons would have you believe they invented the modern form.




Anonymous said...

12:38, haha you nailed it.