Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Because a simple solution has been decreed inadmissable by the imperial bureaucracy. They want their light and they will get their light come freezing kids or not.
Traffic signals get bureaucrats all a-twitter. It's been done a million times before, and yet the cost must be high, or it's not a viable solution. Tougher than filling potholes. Low tech, low brains.
Amazing, but you might be right.
Imagine, you make that road one-way, and a parallel road one-way in the opposite direction. Then you make two other parallel roads intersecting these two designated one-way roads one-way in opposite directions, and you have your roundabout, and a big roundabout at that. You have circular traffic, all flowing one-way along these four roads, causing efficient traffic flow. Problem solved.
Oh,wait, we might need to buy a few one-way signs, possibly costing a few hundred dollars, and then hire someone to place them. Oh my, that's not much of a stimulous package now is it. We need some road construction happening here, or some industrial traffic light production. Oh my, I'm ruinging the stimulous package with this recommendation of just redesignating already existing roads as one-way.