Scott Batson 
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Re: “No, Thanks

tax payer subsidized free parking is more important than safety.

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Posted by Scott Batson on 06/25/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Boise Council Will Weigh In On Downtown Roundabout

Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://tinyurl.com/6v44a3x).

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Posted by Scott Batson on 06/16/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Boise Council Will Weigh In On Downtown Roundabout

Mini-roundabouts are less common in the US, but frequently used in the UK. They are all truck apron. Some US examples:
White Center, WA: http://tinyurl.com/white-center-mini
Dimondale, MI: http://tinyurl.com/dimondale-mi-mini
San Buenaventura, CA: http://tinyurl.com/sbv-ca-mini
Anacortes, WA: http://tinyurl.com/AnacortesMini

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Posted by Scott Batson on 06/16/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Boise City Council Workshop to Consider Bike Lanes, Roundabout

I'm not a fan of the, pick your favorite label, tear-drop/dog bone/dumbell, form of modern roundabout. If you want to make a left or u-turn, you have to go all the way around, and an ambulance or fire truck could be coming from anywhere in the city.
Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://tinyurl.com/6v44a3x).

Posted by Scott Batson on 06/02/2014 at 11:01 AM

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