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Roundabouts: love them or hate them?
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513 Votes

Roundabouts: love them or hate them?

Love love love!

10

They're worthless!

5

Love love love!

10 Comments
Louise Baker
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Louise Baker

Considering the cost of other roadwork fixes I think round abouts are beneficial & good to keep traffic moving & help to keep speeding down. Right turn signals need to be observed.

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Marcia Y
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Marcia Y

I really like the roundabouts. But it would be nice if people USE their blinkers on the exits. From my DMV book said: making any turns (left or) RIGHT You use your blinkers. I've had my license 49 yrs

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

When they are built correctly I like them. They save energy. Why stop at an intersection if you don't have to? Stop signs waste gas, brakes and time when there are no other cars in the intersection.

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k san
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k san

Love them! Mostly, because they keep traffic moving and they keep traffic moving. Also, they keep traffic moving! That is the main function of them, isn't it?

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Richard Cooper
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Richard Cooper

They are efficient if only people would signal it would make them more so.

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Jeff Sorrick
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Jeff Sorrick

Roundabouts are one the most efficient and cost effective way to move traffic in certain conditions. I just wish our city traffic engineering dept would consider more multiple lane roundabouts.

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Rebecca Dobrowski
0
Rebecca Dobrowski

The safest and fastest intersection. Avoids t-bone accidents.

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They're worthless!

5 Comments
Kathryn Kinney Evans
0
Kathryn Kinney Evans

Round abouts or traffic circles, which ever, were made for people who have no idea how to negotiate a 4 way stop!! I personally hate them and try to avoid them if at all possible!

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Thom Porterfield
0
Thom Porterfield

Roundabouts make entering the streets adjacent to them extremely difficult and unsafe, because there is a constant stream of traffic with no gaps, therefore causing congestion and irritable drivers.

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Brandee Mode
0
Brandee Mode

Every time I have almost been in an accident it was in around about. It is difficult to tell when it's your turn to go and even when it is, you frequently only have a few seconds to get out there.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

People don't use turn signals when exiting & they won't slow down & use common sense

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Matt
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Matt

Because many drivers use roundabouts as a four way stop which is pointless! Drivers continue to back up traffic because they don't know how to enter or exit the roundabouts.

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k san
k san

Those people shouldn't have licenses.

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

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

Yes

2

No

0

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
0
Latterdaysaint

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

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No

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

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
Alma and Bruce Miller

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

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
1
Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

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

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