Roundabout circling back

Roundabout circling back

There are 61 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Roundabout circling back. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

The roundabout planned for the intersections of Montgomery and Washington streets is in the bidding stages, and it will come back to City Council for approval in May or the first of June.

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South County

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#1 Apr 17, 2008
Nobody wants this thing, why won't they just let it die?

The only positive aspect to this roundabout is that it will spur more business for local body shops due to all of the collisions it will cause.
Traffic Safety Supporter

Tulare, CA

#2 Apr 17, 2008
I am amazed the public accepts the Auto Accident current Death rate, more than all the wars combined, and fails to demand we fix the roadway system to an accident free system. The current intersections have no safety design and clearly create an accident environment. The proven fact is Roundabouts are designed for the Publics safety and people do not die from accidents in Roundabouts...!

“An Erudite Hillbilly”

Since: Mar 08

Lake Oroville, CA

#3 Apr 17, 2008
Ahh, typical public servant thinking: "we must spend the money, because if we don't, someone else will get it".
DOL

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Apr 17, 2008
This is a true sign that city-slickers are taking over Oroville. If I lived in the city limits I would vote out these incompetent jackasses. Of all the places to put in a roundabout this is one of the worst places I can think of. There is already a traffic problem and congestion at that intersection. If it wasn't for the fact that I know politicians are incapable of palatable thought I would suggest that the infrastructure issues brought on by piss poor planning and these filthy casino's be addressed. I can name numerous intersections that need turn lanes and others that need additional lanes but the City of Oroville would rather WASTE the money on a roundabout of all things. And Jernigan – you should be ashamed of yourself.
DRIVE BYE

AOL

#5 Apr 17, 2008
HEY I THINK IT WOULD LOOK A LOT BETTER IF THEY TOOK OUT THE OLD GAS STATION THAT NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS EVER BEING OPEN. COME ON LETS UPDATE THIS CRAPPY TOWN. THERE WILL BE THE NEW PARK RIGHT THERE TOO AND A STARBUCKS
Lyle

Courtland, CA

#6 Apr 18, 2008
I want a roundabout at that location, followed by at least 50 more, and I remember when it was Bridge St instead of Washington and the Boss was a little shack with a grill, you had to be brave to cross the bridge in a wide vehicle.
yielding at an intersection makes more sense than stopping. Although I might miss the joys of sitting on my motorcycle waiting for a green left turn light.
I would guess most people here are in favor of the roundabout, they are just not loud and obnoxious like those opposed to it are.
Carbon Emitter

Oroville, CA

#7 Apr 21, 2008
DOL wrote:
This is a true sign that city-slickers are taking over Oroville. If I lived in the city limits I would vote out these incompetent jackasses. Of all the places to put in a roundabout this is one of the worst places I can think of. There is already a traffic problem and congestion at that intersection. If it wasn't for the fact that I know politicians are incapable of palatable thought I would suggest that the infrastructure issues brought on by piss poor planning and these filthy casino's be addressed. I can name numerous intersections that need turn lanes and others that need additional lanes but the City of Oroville would rather WASTE the money on a roundabout of all things. And Jernigan – you should be ashamed of yourself.
Slam!!! You told them... Ironically, round-a-bouts are supposed to eliminate the traffic problem. But none-the-less,...slam!
Food for thought

United States

#8 Apr 21, 2008
This is a true sign that city-slickers are taking over Oroville. If I lived in the city limits I would vote out these incompetent jackasses. Of all the places to put in a roundabout this is one of the worst places I can think of. There is already a traffic problem and congestion at that intersection. If it wasn't for the fact that I know politicians are incapable of palatable thought I would suggest that the infrastructure issues brought on by **** poor planning and these filthy casino's be addressed. I can name numerous intersections that need turn lanes and others that need additional lanes but the City of Oroville would rather WASTE the money on a roundabout of all things. And Jernigan – you should be ashamed of yourself."





1) Why is it really that much of a concern, I mean who cares really and why?



2) Any city improvement betters the land appreciation of all nearby land owners, so why wouldn't the nearby people applaud it? I think the bigger issue especially with DOL's comment is that people like him are afraid of change, if you want Oroville to look like it's still in the 1850's then everyone has done a good job at doing so; but there are people who would like to modernize the city and better the city. You need to look at the whole picture, they more modern "city slicker" businesses and ideas will generate more income for the city, that income can go back into the city in form of services such as fire, police, education; as a result the city will be better off entirely. If you want to live in a depressed community that is rampant with meth and lower income people who burden the social services of the county, state, and federal then keep doing what you are doing and keep griping about nothing. A roundabout is nothing to complain about, it doesn't affect you one bit only insofar as it's only "change". The problem with a city such as Oroville is that the uneducated masses get the upper hand in controlling what the city does and does not do.



Now to refute your idiotic statement, "Of all the places to put in a roundabout this is one of the worst places I can think of." This statement lacks credibility, the city doesn't pick an intersection off a map and say "hey lets put a roundabout in here." They do research, compile statistics on traffic, accidents, red light runners, etc, then suggest that a there should be a roundabout, which eventually goes to the public to vote on. Roundabouts reduce traffic speeds and red-light runners and therefore reduce accidents and deaths; this is not a ”city slicker" idealism but rather an traffic instrument to help deal with a problem area.
Carbon Emitter

Oroville, CA

#9 Apr 21, 2008
finally a smart posting!!!!

“An Erudite Hillbilly”

Since: Mar 08

Lake Oroville, CA

#10 Apr 22, 2008
DRIVE BYE wrote:
HEY I THINK IT WOULD LOOK A LOT BETTER IF THEY TOOK OUT THE OLD GAS STATION THAT NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS EVER BEING OPEN.
Umm... lots of "us" remember it being open. But of course, we lived here long before you Bay Area Transplants.
Carbon Emitter

Oroville, CA

#11 Apr 22, 2008
Tim Pro wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm... lots of "us" remember it being open. But of course, we lived here long before you Bay Area Transplants.
Point being?
Oroville silliness

United States

#12 Apr 22, 2008
I'm sure if they put a gun shop there or a bait and tackle shop you would be in support of getting rid of it. Why have an eye sore visible, it's an old gas station, what possible memories can you have besides filling up gas there, was it the old high school hang out? Does it remind you of when gas was $0.59 like it wasn't anywhere else? What seriously is the reason?
DOL

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Apr 24, 2008
Food for thought - I don't need your food for thought or any other transplant's ideas. I LOVE OROVILLE THE WAY IT WAS. That is something an outsider like you can never understand. That is exactly why you should pack your bags and move back to whatever city you came from. I can care less about how valuable you think the land is. I could care less about the lights, pavement, concrete, casinos and all of the other pollution that your kind has brought to my town; My universe. You are the epitome of my disdain. You violate everything that I hold dear. The city life you favor disgust me to the root. I abhor the very idea of creating income, revenue, more government services, CHANGE! Without you we exist, without you we are happy, without you…well, we are us. Oroville. Proud. Happy. Free. Oroville…Oroville…Oroville. A town to be proud of, with all of its little quirks. Mayberry. A place that I have always loved and will always love, without you - Outsider.
sawblade

Orland, CA

#15 Apr 25, 2008
What a waste of money. Slow down and obey the traffic laws. Tim Pro.. Is that a paint gun you are holding? You look like a redneck jackass in that picture, just wanted to give you a heads up.
South County

United States

#16 Apr 25, 2008
I suppose it could reduce accidents if it was used properly.
Unfortunately, nobody obeys traffic laws now...what makes you think they will safely navigate a roundabout?

You have to consider the mentality here.
Cant we all get along

Santa Maria, CA

#17 Apr 25, 2008
South County wrote:
I suppose it could reduce accidents if it was used properly.
Unfortunately, nobody obeys traffic laws now...what makes you think they will safely navigate a roundabout?
You have to consider the mentality here.
That's funny.
Carbon Emitter

United States

#19 Apr 25, 2008
lol, hahahahahahahahahahhaaaa
Scooby

Schaumburg, IL

#20 Apr 26, 2008
Food for thought wrote:
Roundabouts reduce traffic speeds and red-light runners and therefore reduce accidents and deaths; this is not a ”city slicker" idealism but rather an traffic instrument to help deal with a problem area.
Does anyone remember anyone dying or some uncommon number of fender benders at this intersection? I have lived here since the dam was built and I don't. This argument does not hold water.
Scooby

Schaumburg, IL

#21 Apr 26, 2008
Traffic Safety Supporter wrote:
I am amazed the public accepts the Auto Accident current Death rate, more than all the wars combined, and fails to demand we fix the roadway system to an accident free system. The current intersections have no safety design and clearly create an accident environment. The proven fact is Roundabouts are designed for the Publics safety and people do not die from accidents in Roundabouts...!
Who are you, Ralph Nader? If you are going to throw out statements that use terms such as "proven fact" you should site your sources so that someone such as myself can make an educated decision. As far as I know you are just another Chicken Little.

“An Erudite Hillbilly”

Since: Mar 08

Lake Oroville, CA

#25 Apr 26, 2008
I lived in the large old house across from the Boss for around a year or so in the very early 90s. I don't recall a *single* accident at that intersection. In the many years I commuted through that intersection, I don't recall a single accident there.

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