Add a roundabout to replace 4-way stop at Millcreek Elementary. traffic gets extremely backed up during morning and afternoons.

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Rachel Ruhlen over 4 years ago

A remote drop-off and a Walking School Bus would be more effective than increased capacity which has been proven to only increase (not alleviate) congestion.

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Scott Rab over 4 years ago

Rachel, not sure how you arrived at more capacity = more congestion, unless you are alluding to induced and latent demand. Added capacity does not always mean faster, or more cars, it could just mean less daily delay. Modern, slow and go, roundabout intersections have less delay than a stop light or stop sign (http://tinyurl.com/mythbustersRAB), especially the other 20 hours a day people aren’t driving to or from work. Average daily delay at a signal is around 12 seconds per car. At a modern roundabout average delay is less than five seconds. Signals take an hour of demand and restrict it to a half hour, at best only half the traffic gets to go at any one time. At a modern roundabout four drivers entering from four directions can all enter at the same time. Don’t try that with a signalized intersection. Mini-roundabouts are less common in the US, but frequently used in the UK. They are all truck apron. Some examples: White Center, WA: http://tinyurl.com/white-center-mini Dimondale, MI: http://tinyurl.com/dimondale-mi-mini Missoula, MT: Toole and Scott: http://tinyurl.com/mnwnrml San Buenaventura, CA: http://tinyurl.com/sbv-ca-mini Anacortes, WA: http://tinyurl.com/AnacortesMini

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Scott Rab over 4 years ago

Schools with modern roundabouts nearby:

Elementary Schools Ladera Ranch Middle/Elementary School, Ladera Ranch, CA http://tinyurl.com/oxzxkga Patwin Elementary, Davis, CA http://goo.gl/maps/VoZUG Beard Elementary, Modesto, CA http://tinyurl.com/noy8jcy Redding School of the Arts, Redding, CA http://goo.gl/maps/HiZk1 Truscott Elementary, Loveland, CO http://tinyurl.com/o3qvszm Skyview Elementary, Clearwater, FL http://tinyurl.com/pwbx46a Windermere Elementary, Windermere, FL http://tinyurl.com/psszrga Fruitville Elementary, Sarasota, FL http://tinyurl.com/ph755gd Watch at 3:45 into this video posted at http://sarasotaconnectivity.com/honore-642/. Salt Lake Elementary, Honolulu, HI http://goo.gl/maps/akPQe Sunflower Elementary, Lawrence, KS http://tinyurl.com/pd4agb9 Riverdale Elementary, Dedham, MA http://tinyurl.com/o2aa73x Bennett Woods Elementary, Okemos, MI http://tinyurl.com/plf64qn Paxson Elementary, Missoula, MT http://tinyurl.com/q9jnlbb Eastview Elementary, Fenning and Meadow Oak, Monticello, MN http://tinyurl.com/nuf2mws First Ward Elementary, Charlotte, NC http://tinyurl.com/pvjktry Creekside Elementary, Durham, NC http://goo.gl/maps/IY6tF Randleman Middle School, Randleman, NC http://tinyurl.com/q5qfrf6 Freedom Trail Elementary, Lewis Center, OH http://goo.gl/maps/UsXku Scioto Darby Elementary, Hilliard, OH http://goo.gl/maps/UfEIg Cherokee Elementary, Cincinnati, OH http://tinyurl.com/ppxpvzs Cotton Elementary, San Antonio, TX http://tinyurl.com/o3ynfac Sunny Hills Elementary, Issaquah, WA http://tinyurl.com/ogeu6hd Sunset Elementary, Bellevue, WA http://tinyurl.com/nkhhamb Ordway Elementary, Bainbridge Isl., WA http://goo.gl/maps/Cw6qb Forest Glen Elementary, Howard, WI http://goo.gl/maps/GoqGr Eastwood Elementary, Morgantown, WV http://tinyurl.com/p46aqrm Keck roundabout, Montpelier, VT school buses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVOnv9dWHzo

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Nancy Walsh about 4 years ago

How about a motion-sensored traffic light? Most of the traffic is on Nifong. Have it motion-sensored to stop Nifong traffic when cars approach the Sinclair intersection. The congestion at that 4-way stop is constantly trying my otherwise calm and patient demeanor!

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