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  • Lawmaker wants Wisconsin DOT to slow down on traffic roundabouts

    08/29/2015 3:14:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | Paul Brennan
    Like other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller doesn’t know how many traffic roundabouts the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has installed on state highways since DOT started replacing selected intersections with roundabouts 15 years ago. Unlike other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller is a DOT spokesperson. “I don’t know. I don’t have those numbers,” Miller replied when asked how many roundabouts DOT has installed since 2000. In 1999, there were two traffic roundabouts in the entire state. Two years ago, the number was 268. At the time it was reported DOT had plans for more than 100 additional roundabouts. Miller acknowledged DOT has more roundabouts...
  • Stop the roundabouts

    10/22/2012 7:52:22 PM PDT · by · 76 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | October 21, 2012 | Mark A Sity
    Stop the roundabouts The vast majority of us hate roundabouts. Unfortunately, the state Department of Transportation loves them, as do their close friends, the road builders. Why the road builders love them is simple - they can charge us 10 times more to put them in. Sadly, the DOT prefers to make its friends happy rather than the taxpayers. They now have taken to trying to hide their plans from us by referring to them as "broad, looping, free-flowing." Often we will be told that they work so well in Europe. However, Europe's idea of a big truck is about...
  • Roundabouts proposed for Berkeley's Gilman St.

    03/06/2009 7:49:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 599+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/6/9 | Carolyn Jones
    Motorists call it "suicide alley" and take 4-mile detours to avoid it. Pedestrians huddle on the sidewalk, cowering in fear. Merchants say it scares off customers.But Berkeley has come up with a solution to the East Bay's most treacherous intersection - Gilman Street and Interstate 80, where traffic barrels through from 14 directions with no stoplights: a $10 million double roundabout."Roundabouts are all over Europe and Mexico. I think we'll get used to this here," said Berkeley City Councilwoman Linda Maio. "And the beauty of roundabouts is that if you don't get it the first time, you can just keep...