Larger roundabouts are much easier to navigate

2014-03-09T00:00:00Z Larger roundabouts are much easier to navigate
March 09, 2014 12:00 am

If Valparaiso decides to put in a roundabout at Silhavy/LaPorte Avenue, please make it bigger than all of the rest.

The one at the five corners (Calumet, Vale Park and Roosevelt) is nice, but too small. Take enough land so the two lanes go all the way around. Look at pictures of roundabouts in Europe and base your design on them.

I've driven plenty of them during my time in the service and have found that the bigger ones are easier to navigate.

- Allen F. Ivey II, Valparaiso

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