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Hall: Beware Of The Roundabouts

I spent an intimidating period during my younger life dodging danger in the large city of Washington, D.C. But it wasn't the muggers who scared me or the insane drivers or the presence of admitted politicians. It was the roundabouts. Those circular intersections were unnerving to a newcomer. So I was not sorry to leave them behind when I returned to the less frantic streets here in Lewiston. But now this small city is building a roundabout. And I trust we will survive the great honor of experiencing an enhancement we don't especially need. Mind you, I have nothing against the theoretical idea of a roundabout. After all, I lived to tell about navigating such a thing. But there is a definite learning curve to find your way safely into and out of that traffic gimmick/Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

DFO: When the city of Coeur d'Alene proposed the first roundabout, by the Nazarene Church on 4th Street, I thought the Street Department had lost its collective mind. Now, I'm a ha-huge fan of roundabouts b/c they get traffic through tough intersections quickly.

Question: Do you (heart) the roundabouts in the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls/Hayden areas?


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