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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!

5 Comments
Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

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

11 Comments
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.

Do you think higher  SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?
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415 Votes

Do you think higher SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?

Yes

2

No

1

Yes

2 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Beginning to look like the city wants to be a mini Portland. Not what Central Oregon is all about.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

People are already dealing with bidenomics, vote this woke city council out

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No

1 Comment
Jeff Sanders
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Jeff Sanders

They just keep coming.

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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349 Votes

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
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Michael Thille

Piping the canals to conserve water is the logical next step. Where does Commissioner Adair think the wildlife got a drink before the canals were made over 100 years ago? I will admit reducing Junipers and reinvigorating our wild grasslands makes sense.

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Delaney Gates
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Delaney Gates

The canals were not put in as "water features" for people's backyards. Build your own water feature and pay for the water. This water is meant for agriculture.

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SunnySunshinestein
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SunnySunshinestein

Get it done, it's way past time.

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happy jean
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happy jean

Commission Adair, where do you think wildlife get water when irrigation water is off Oct-March? Please share your plan and funding strategy for removing 5 million juniper trees. What will happen to the wildlife that live in those trees. Your argument is weak.

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No

3 Comments
snowzone
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snowzone

Why do Bend residence have to accommodate Jefferson county. I'm sure someone up there can figure a way go pump the water they need out of Lake Billy Chinook

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Alma and Bruce Miller
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Alma and Bruce Miller

I agree with commissioner Patti Adair - there are other alternatives.

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

Wildlife has relied on these open canals for decades. There is no other option for critter water.

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