Moving in Circles

For some time now the New York State Department of Transportation has been studying what to do with a section of Route 22 between I-684 and Doansburg Road. Their inclination was to widen the road, add left-turn lanes, etc., which doesn’t sit too well with the community activists. And wouldn’t solve the problem.

I posted my solution to the problem on the Brewster10509 list, just to get some people thinking: change the intersections. It sparked a bit of conversation — and appears to have stimulated the creation of a Brewster blog. I suggested using traffic circles, but apparently there’s a difference between circles, circuses, rotaries and roundabouts.

Roundabouts appear to be under serious consideration by several States’ departments of transportation, which I think is a good thing.