Sunday, June 9, 2019
Traffic circles the city placed on intersections has not curbed speeding
Residents said traffic circles the city added to slow down speeding cars in their neighborhood are not working— and now they have video to prove it.
The circles along Greeley Avenue were put in to slow traffic down in 2017 after a series of bad crashes three years ago. It was done against the wishes of many community members, including the local councilman, who wanted to see stop signs instead.
Bill Troeller has lived on Greeley Avenue for 21 years. The incident that wrecked his car and fence was caught on video. Both drivers involved said the traffic circle both cars went though prior to the crash did nothing to slow either down.
“The guy who was hit flew into my car, knocked it back about six feet, and the other guy ended up in my front lawn,” Troeller recounted.
Neighbor Brian Wissert said the circle effectively made turning onto the road more dangerous.
However, most importantly, many still see cars continue to whip right around the roundabouts every day.
Meanwhile, the city has slowly begun using roundabout more and more to calm traffic— including in the Bronx.
In an open records request, the City DOT said the circles have reduced crashes by 27% along Greeley. Troeller say he hasn’t noticed a difference. He said people were out of control before the roundabouts, sometimes running into his fence then, and he said they are obviously still speeding now.
Maybe the DOT should put stunt ramps on corners facing the intersection. Yee-haw!
I blame bycyclist and their bikes should be taxed and registered to share the cost of road repairs ans design ! #bikesbad
In EUrope they put roudabouts mid-block as well. These are the sme kind of little gardens forcing drivers to zigzag, hence slow down. They seem to be very popular in residential naigborhoods
Any mechanical device used on public roads should share a registration tax for road maintenance and require liability insurance.
The only exemption should be for disabled people using wheelchairs.
Shit, we now have 100+ pound, silent, metal lithium ion battery powered electric scooters propelling 200+ lb people (including drunks) over 30MPG!! No insurance, registration or drivers license needed to kill somebody, no way of tracing hit and run's, one big free for all on the street and that's bullshit !!
These 2 wheel people need to pay fines, road tax, insurance pools and be traceable and held accountable for negligent & dangerous actions like everybody else.
When you have no fear of loss of privileges you get chaos. What the fuck is this the streets of Vietnam, Libya?
After all, aren't socialists shitheads deBlasio and Cuomo II big on sharing and equality? If so these 2 hack bullshitters need to stop being hippocrates, do the right thing and make these 2 wheel people equal.
I blame bycyclist and their bikes should be taxed and registered to share the cost of road repairs ans design ! #bikesbad"
Ok, seeing as a vehicle's wear on the road is approximately the relative load per axle to the 4th power, Ill happily pay my .00006 cents per 1000 miles driven to the dollar for your average midsized sized car's 1000 miles, but only if people in bigger cars pay more. Your Toyota Highlander should be paying about $1.27, and those of you who are in something the size of a tahoe or a Jeep Grand Cherokee should probably be paying about 3.57 for every .00006 cents I pay. See how that works? its a dumb solution as the "damage" bikes cause that you guys love to rant and rave about is literally zero compared to even the damage a smart car causes.
To put this all in perspective, a bike would need to take over 17,000 trips of a given distance to equal the amount of road wear caused by one trip of the same distance in a midsized sedan.
Stop making this argument, its been debunked many times. It doesn't make you sound clever, it just makes you sound uninformed.
We could have used one Monday morning to prevent the Main & Northern bus crash
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