Mar 15 2011

Opinion: Proposed Mini-Roundabouts Create Liability

A letter submitted on Mini-Roundabouts and impact on bicyclists

View proposed Roundabout and Mini-Roundabout

(This letter expresses the personal opinions of the author. All statements made are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily those of the Piedmont Civic Association.)

2 Responses to “Opinion: Proposed Mini-Roundabouts Create Liability”

  1. Whether Blair Park is developed or not, I’d actually like to see a 3-way stop sign or stop lights at Maxwelton. I was out there yesterday evening around 6pm and the speed of the traffic coming from Oakland was amazing. The Piedmont traffic heading up the hill was slower. I attibute that to our lower speed limits in town.

  2. A 3-way stop sign will not work unless the city is prepared to aggressively enforce it. We have a 3-way stop at Hampton and Estates that is almost never enforced– downhill drivers routinely run the sign at 40 mph, without even a courtesy tap on the brakes. Uphill drivers do not speed to the same extent for the simple reason that gravity is against them. A 3-way stop on Maxwelton would be a major accident waiting to happen without consistent and strict enforcement.

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