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Old 06-22-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Everyone complains about the one at Reynolds and Keithshire Way, but I've always found it safe and efficient to use. I really hope some are added when Clays Mill and Liberty Road are widened, but I'm not holding my breath

The nice thing about roundabouts is they are much more energy efficient, because cars don't waste gas idling when it would be clear enough to go if the light wasn't red.
The turnabout at Reynolds & Keithshire would be great...if the diameter was about an extra 15'. The turnabout seems so cramped. Otherwise, I think it's a great idea.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:11 AM
 
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Get rid of the dumb lights that change during rush hour. One lane from the mall back to UK on nicholasville is outrageous.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The turnabout at Reynolds & Keithshire would be great...if the diameter was about an extra 15'. The turnabout seems so cramped. Otherwise, I think it's a great idea.
Cramped? What are you driving? It's the appropriate size....
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I'm sorry, InLondon, but I don't think it's the appropriate size. You have to yield to traffic in the turnabout, immediately enter the turnabout at the chance, and have very little time to choose which street you'll proceed onto. I drive a sedan, by the way.

I really think turnabouts are wonderful, but any new ones Lexington (or anyplace else) builds should be AT LEAST 12', preferably 15', greater in diameter than the present Reynolds Road one.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'm sorry, InLondon, but I don't think it's the appropriate size. You have to yield to traffic in the turnabout, immediately enter the turnabout at the chance, and have very little time to choose which street you'll proceed onto. I drive a sedan, by the way.

I really think turnabouts are wonderful, but any new ones Lexington (or anyplace else) builds should be AT LEAST 12', preferably 15', greater in diameter than the present Reynolds Road one.
I bet you're never pleased with anything are you? I drive a large sedan and have no problems maneuvering the roundabout.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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THE best solution to traffic is $8/gallon gas! But then everybody would be complaining about narrow sidewalks and too few bike lanes!!

Widening New Circle or MOW? Wishful thinking. Too many houses back up to both roads. Remember the battle over widening Clays Mill? It would be much worse than that.

I don't really think there is anything MAJOR than can be done in existing areas. All we can hope for is better planning for the future.

I like turnabouts and think they should be used more!
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I like turnabouts and think they should be used more!
I shocked that the city wants to put one at Man o War and Rapid Run, but not use them to improve Clays Mill. They would be perfect for the Pasadena Dr, Lane Allen Rd, and Wellington Way intersections
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I shocked that the city wants to put one at Man o War and Rapid Run, but not use them to improve Clays Mill. They would be perfect for the Pasadena Dr, Lane Allen Rd, and Wellington Way intersections
Agreed. Appropriately-sized turnabouts would be great on these roads. Lest we not forget roads like Chinoe, Fontaine, Armstrong Mill, and Parkers Mill.

Something else: If New Circle is ever widened to eight lanes in its limited-access portion, I'd love to see the left lane made into an alternating HOV lane. For example, it could be HOV from 6:45-8:30AM and 4:00-6:15PM on weekdays, then serve as a regular traffic lane at all other times. Most importantly, do this in the inner and outer loops from Richmond to Versailles Roads.

Just a thought...
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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All the road improvements would be great, but the greatest thing that would improve Lexington's roads is this: teach people to drive! I love Lexington, but the worst drivers I have ever seen live in this lovely city.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Clay City Kentucky
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All the road improvements would be great, but the greatest thing that would improve Lexington's roads is this: teach people to drive! I love Lexington, but the worst drivers I have ever seen live in this lovely city.
I agree the best thing for traffic is for drivers to have common sense and be respectful to one another on the road. I think there should be a common sense test to obtain a driver's license and make it were you have to score at least 95% to pass.
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