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    Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    The residents are already confused over these roundabouts. Now they are talking about adding additional signage and strippers. I'm sorry, but I don't think strippers will do anything but further distract drivers.

    Mount Vernon to Add Signage & Stripping to Roundabouts | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - The city of Mount Vernon is looking to make some changes to the roundabouts on U.S. Highway 30. Last week officials, including the Iowa DOT, decided to improve signage and stripping at the roundabout locations. City leaders hope the improvement will help drivers better understand the roundabouts. Officials say drivers' comfort levels will improve in time. Work on the roundabouts will start Friday.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Those roundabouts confuse the hell out of me. Hate them, dont know why they couldnt put in stop lights, or just leave it the way it ways.


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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Highway 30 bypass of Mount Vernon is long needed...


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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Those roundabouts confuse the hell out of me. Hate them, dont know why they couldnt put in stop lights, or just leave it the way it ways.
    Go right.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Go right.
    I know that, its just no one is used to them. It has caused more problems than anything else.


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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Roundabouts are pretty stupid, but if their's a stripper at one, count me in.


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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    There is a direct relationship between the attractiveness of the strippers and the number of times I go around the roundabout.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Ehrmagerd, roundabout, whatever will I do!?



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    There is a direct relationship between the attractiveness of the strippers and the number of times I go around the roundabout.
    Hey, you get good at this, you could match the trips around the roundabout to exactly match the revolutions around the pole!





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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    drove through there today around 4:30. No strippers, just confused drivers. One thing I do not get is the second roundabout in Mt. Vernon. I get the highway 30 to 1 roundabout, besides it being an inherently stupid idea, but why is there one two blocks to the west for what appears to be a side street?



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    If everyone at the roundabout knows what to do (go right, yield to the left) - they ******* rock. no stopping and waiting.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Roundabouts work, just give it time. They greatly reduce congestion and keep traffic flowing.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Those roundabouts confuse the hell out of me. Hate them, dont know why they couldnt put in stop lights, or just leave it the way it ways.
    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    I know that, its just no one is used to them. It has caused more problems than anything else.
    Would MUCH rather have a roundabout then a stop light...they are extremely more efficient. There is definitely a public education element to roundabouts, but once you get used to them, they are a great traffic control tool.

    Could you elaborate on these problems? I have yet to drive through and see an accident or a driver who is having a problem with them, and I at least drive through 10 or so a week between Ankeny and Johnston. If it takes you anymore then a few times driving through a roundabout to get used to them, you should be considered an idiot and your license revoked, but that is just my opinion.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Wait at a stoplight for 2 minutes, or slow way down and make an attentive look at potential oncoming traffic and continue on my marry way with only a 5-20 second slowdown.

    Yeah, i'll take a roundabout any day over a congested intersection where I have to sit and waste time.

    I guess I forgot.. stoplights allow people to catch up on all those text messages and new CF posts they've missed.. my bad.



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    Re: Mt. Vernon to add "stripping" to help with roundabout confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Would MUCH rather have a roundabout then a stop light...they are extremely more efficient. There is definitely a public education element to roundabouts, but once you get used to them, they are a great traffic control tool.

    Could you elaborate on these problems? I have yet to drive through and see an accident or a driver who is having a problem with them, and I at least drive through 10 or so a week between Ankeny and Johnston. If it takes you anymore then a few times driving through a roundabout to get used to them, you should be considered an idiot and your license revoked, but that is just my opinion.
    This. The first time I encountered a roundabout was when I was driving through Colorado (which has them all over the place) and it took all of 5 seconds to figure out how they worked.

    I don't understand the argument that "they're confusing" is any more acceptable than saying a yield sign is "confusing."


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