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What are your thoughts on the new roundabout on Center and Pacific?

lt_kellyI'm glad it's done. It's created a lot of traffic out here but I think overall it will probably be a better solution to what they had before.
Kelly Mercer
Santa Cruz | Volunteer Coordinator

In general I support roundabouts anywhere because
they're good for the environment. Cars aren't
stopping so much, there's a flow of traffic and
they also reduce accidents, so how could they be a bad thing?
Rick Walker
Santa Cruz | Audio/Visual Artist

If they have money to spend on that then
they shouldnt be closing the libraries and
other things around town that are for the kids.
It's not really necessary, and the money
could have been spent in better places.
Shannon Graig
Santa Cruz | Mom

I like it because nobody
knows how to use it so I get by
with cutting in front of everybody.
Lynsay Lamothe
Santa Cruz | Hair Stylist
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written by susan h, September 06, 2011
i live on west cliff drive and the round about has made it a night mare to drive down Center street to the Pier. The traffic backs up from Laurel all the way down and barely moves on busy days.
the round about is great on normal days, but on busy days it is a gridlock.
Maybe on weekends and busy holidays we will need signals so traffic can flow better, it might be that at the pier, they aren't moving so no one moves.
i hope they can come up with a better solution on busy days.
interestingly, i was concerned this would happen on busy days, and it is worse than i thought.
written by Turner, June 23, 2011
they didnt plan very well for the bike flow... coming from Pacific Av the bike lane puts you on a sidewalk that puts the bicyclist in a poor postion by a crosswalk then you cant see if oncoming cars are going to turn into you or not. Its good for cars tho.

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