LETTERS: Roundabout folly

It’s good that someone is producing instructions for the fad called roundabout, but the fundamental problem is they are not a panacea.

It’s good that someone is producing instructions for the fad called roundabout, but the fundamental problem is they are not a panacea.

Even without the botched McTavish interchange, there are severe limits on usefulness of traffic circles.

Multiple lane ones are not appropriate. Edmonton removed some because they slow traffic at high volumes. Many in the greater Victoria area are too small. Langford gets the prize for them, with Saanich a runner up.

The error is trying to squeeze a roundabout into an existing intersection. And Langford cluttered its intersection with pedestrian-hiding shrubbery and the distraction of the Fountain of Folly.

Oh, right. Do-gooder politicians look for cheap fixes. They deserve to spend two weeks a year navigating multi-lane roundabouts with six entrances.

Keith Sketchley, Saanich

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