Traffic Circles

The traffic circles are the dumbest thing I’ve seen in years.  They replaced infrastructure that work to spend money on unnecessary traffic circles that make it harder to get around town.  The circle orphan bicyclists and pedestrians are left wondering how to transit the intersections.  These are just plain stupid.  The City of Sacramento put a number of these in and finally added stop signs on the minor sides of the intersection, esentially making the circles a speed bump for through traffic.  What a waste of money….  Little Ricky our former city manager said at the state of the city a few years ago, that at least they didn’t use local money.  As if, wasting tax payers money is different when it is state or federal tax dollars.  

Traffic circles a stupid.  They create collision opportunities and cost to much.  Sacramento figured this out and has put stop signs on most of their traffic circles.  Our third tier planning team should talk to top tier planners when trying new stuff.