To the editor:
I disagree with Chuck Soules' contention that roundabouts are the right solution for many intersections. I will agree that roundabouts CAN work efficiently in some situations if constructed properly, but most of the roundabouts in Lawrence work no better than four-way stop signs.
I know the roundabout at 19th Street and Barker Avenue is dangerous. I found it ironic that Channel 6 News on Sunday showed traffic on Barker waiting to enter the roundabout, but was backed up because they were unable to enter safely. My wife and I have experienced the same thing numerous times at that intersection because traffic on 19th Street would not yield. We have to pull out in front of traffic if we want to get through the intersection. Mr. Soules, please explain to me how this is safer?