Proposed Circle at the Intersection of Highland and Rosary- e-mail sent to Largo Mayor and Commission
As a Largo city resident who crosses the intersection of Highland and Rosary in a car about an average of one-half dozen times a day, I'm trying to figure out why the city would think that it is necessary to change anything about the current intersection. As a seasoned user, I feel that this intersection provides a most timely change of the light, allowing vehicles to wait a very short period before being able to cross the intersection. Cars do not attempt to run the red lights, because they know a long wait to proceed is not in store for them! For those of us who have experienced the traffic and long lights at Missouri and Rosary, as well as the Clearwater/Largo and Rosary intersections, the Highland and Rosary intersection experience is a cool breeze on an otherwise hot day.
And the suggestion that a traffic circle is a better option for this intersection than the current operation is just plain NOT TRUE. Circles are not a ounce of improvement. What they do add is confusion, both to the drivers entering, and inside the circle. Not much confusion can be said for Green or Red! Why do I sound more sure than all the experts? Because I grew up in New Jersey (Not My Choice!) which at the time was a sea of Circles, and even the best drivers would cuss because EVERY driver thought they had the right of way! THE SMART MOVE IS NOT A CIRCLE !
This citizen also thinks that spending taxpayers’ dollars just to make an improvement, for the sake of saying that an improvement was made, is not good government. It is what it is, just another opportunity to spend, and pat yourself on the back about it.
Joseph T. Muller, Jr., Largo
To: Mr. Muller
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the proposed roundabout at Highland and Rosary. Your e-mail is being forwarded to the Mayor and Commission for their information and consideration.
Shirley Frick, Mayor/Commission Secretary, City of Largo
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