Asked by KTVZ 605 Votes Are metered roundabouts a good idea? 28% Yes, for traffic! Yes, for traffic! 5 72% No, that's awful No, that's awful 11 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 28% Yes, for traffic! Add Comment Comment Share with friends During peak traffic hours this would be so helpful, especially in Bend where there are dozens of roundabouts. During peak traffic hours this would be so helpful, especially in Bend where there are dozens of roundabouts. Show Less 5 Comments 1 Michael Miller It's worth a try. Reply Reply 0 Gabe West Its good when school gets out Reply Reply 0 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. Reply Reply 0 DeBacker Melis Sounds good by the statistics, but let's see if it moves the traffic faster and safer.... Reply Reply 0 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. Reply Reply 72% No, that's awful Add Comment Comment Share with friends Just learn how to use the roundabouts correctly, people! We don't need more rules to follow when the current rules are not already widely known. Just learn how to use the roundabouts correctly, people! We don't need more rules to follow when the current rules are not already widely known. Show Less 11 Comments 1 JohnWayne Kenneth Pool Defeats the purpose of a roundabout. Reply Reply 1 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. Reply Reply 1 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. Reply Reply 1 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 Reply Reply 1 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?? Reply Reply 0 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? Reply Reply 0 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! Reply Reply 0 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. Reply Reply Kevin Scoggin Putting art in the middle also didn't help. an inside lane for small cars to travel around would have been nicer. 0 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 Reply Reply 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.