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Are metered roundabouts a good idea?
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605 Votes

Are metered roundabouts a good idea?

Yes, for traffic!

5

No, that's awful

11

Yes, for traffic!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Its good when school gets out

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Thom Porterfield
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Thom Porterfield

Metering access is a somewhat good idea. But it's a bandaid to the real problem: round-abouts cause smooth, unbroken traffic flow that makes access to streets between them difficult and unsafe.

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DeBacker Melis
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DeBacker Melis

Sounds good by the statistics, but let's see if it moves the traffic faster and safer....

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Scott Taylor
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Scott Taylor

It's good to try. It works in metro areas for freeway access. Some don't know how to access roundabouts, but when there's traffic its common for many cars to go by access points backing up traffic.

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No, that's awful

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

Defeats the purpose of a roundabout.

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Ken Koenig
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Ken Koenig

I have traveled throughout the UK for years where round-a-bouts well facilitate the flow of traffic. Bend's problem is that people don't know how to properly navigate these traffic circles.

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Nic Secor
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Nic Secor

People don't signal out of roundabouts. That's the issue. Traffic would move if people would use their signals... They're better off putting up signs as you approach to remind people to signal out.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! Big mistake and reversed on East coast congested round-d-rounds. Reverted to slower traffic movement prior to signal lights. Bend receiving Gov. test money only!!! Don't buy into it

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k san
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k san

Are you freakin' kidding me?? The whole point of circles is to keep traffic moving. Meters would completely RUIN that concept!! May as well go back to stop signs. Who comes up with these dumb ideas??

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Xeno Hart
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Xeno Hart

Sounds like an idiotic question only the greedy snubs at the City of Bend would proposed. Now - traffic is jammed, and we need better choices & Roads?

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Kevin Scoggin
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Kevin Scoggin

Why on earth would you think putting meter lights on a roundabout would be a good idea? Bend would be better served with large signs in English and Spanish telling people how to use their blinkers!

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Joyce Hamlin-cutler
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Joyce Hamlin-cutler

The reason there is a problem is that they made them too small in diameter. Another example of the lack of planning by the city leaders, much like the very expensive Junipter Ridge mess.

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Kevin Scoggin
Kevin Scoggin

Putting art in the middle also didn't help. an inside lane for small cars to travel around would have been nicer.

Carolyne Burdick
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Carolyne Burdick

We were told roundabouts, the engineers said, would make the traffic better . Now that's not true and we need to waste more money on lights to make traffic safer. We should of only put lights

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Kevin Scoggin
Kevin Scoggin

The roundabout isn't the problem. I've been through hundred around Europe. It's the people here who don't signal out of it that causes hesitation and delay for many users. So frustrating.

Have you done something creative to get a job?
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102 Votes

Have you done something creative to get a job?

Yes! (tell us)

0

Nothing unusual

0

Yes! (tell us)

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Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?
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279 Votes

Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?

YES

6

NO

1

YES

6 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

With covid and the governor lowering standards for graduation, a standardized test is necessary . We need better educated students and graduates.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

They are passing kids that can barely read, do math or write!!

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

Absolutley especially important since lockdowns...our children's education has suffered, and we need to get back reading, writing, arithmetic and foster critical thinking once again.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Schools should have stayed open during the pandemic so yes I think standard testing is nessesary

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Looks like a spelling test is "nessesary".

NO

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den b
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den b

Statewide, no. Regionally yes

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why is that?

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