The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo21° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi30° Cloudy then Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo27° Chance Snow then Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi34° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo26° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow Showers

Monday

Hi30° Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo17° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi22° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo10° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi20° Mostly Sunny

Roundabouts: Safer, cheaper

Send to Kindle
Print This
We have roundabouts. You know — those circular intersections where the traffic goes round and round and comes out there. We have roundabouts, they’re new and we don’t know much about them. They seem strange and newfangled and make us uncomfortable. Because they are another government project we didn’t ask for, we suspect they are a complete waste of money and will only inconvenience us and never work and why can’t we have a good ol’ intersection with stoplight and turn signals like everybody else? Stop on red, go on green — we know how to do that. What if roundabouts improved traffic flow? What if they were less complex to build and less complicated for drivers? What if they actually are cheaper than a traditional stoplight intersection? Most importantly, what if they are exponentially safer than an intersection where traffic crosses at right angles?

View my options or Sign in

 

Look!

We've got special online subscription rates for you.
Get 24-hour access to wenatcheeworld.com AND the Digital Edition. Just $12 for twelve weeks, introductory price. Offer only good until October 31.
SUBSCRIBE NOW
Wenatchee World subscribers:
Digital access is included with your subscription.
Subscriber login