Why not stop lights?


To the Editor:

I have just returned from a vacation in the U.K.

I was traveling through London and Milton Keynes and was reminded that in the U.K. there are many roundabouts. Where the traffic on a major road dominates the roundabout, traffic lights are installed to control the traffic to allow traffic from the minor roads to enter the roundabout.

I feel pretty certain that Oak Bluffs residents will find it necessary for traffic lights to be installed (at the cost of local taxpayers!) to allow Barnes Road traffic to enter the roundabout at peak times, if the roundabout is built. Why, therefore, not just install traffic lights for peak time use, instead of the roundabout?

Max Skjoldebrand