Hugo roundabout is topic of meeting

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  • Updated: May 4, 2013 - 4:44 PM

Construction plans for a new roundabout this summer at the junction of Hwy. 61 and 170th Street will be the topic of an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Av. N.

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jleonardMay. 5, 1311:45 AM

Nothing adds to massive confusion at an intersection for pedestrians and traffic like roundabouts.

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scottrabMay. 7, 1312:39 PM

The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhHzly_6lWM ). Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for FAQs and safety facts. The safety comes from the ‘slow and go’ operation instead of the ‘stop or go fast’ way a stop light works. The smaller size of the modern roundabout is what makes them safer and keeps speeds in the 20 mph range. This makes it much easier to avoid a crash or stop for pedestrians. It also means that if a crash happens the likelihood of injury is very low. Safety is the #1 reason there are over 2,400 modern roundabouts in the US today and many more on the way.

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