roundabout ’round Gen. Palmer statue

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — According to the City of Colorado Springs, on Friday, May 3, a feasibility examine was launched to find out if a roundabout ought to be put in on the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Platte Avenue, the place the statue of General Palmer stands.

The historic statue blocks visibility for drivers trying to make a left flip. In September 2023, in response to the overwhelming variety of accidents attributable to the statue obstructing visibility, town put up indicators on the gentle prohibiting left turns from Platte onto Nevada.

Recently, a petition to construct a roundabout on the intersection was launched by the “Beautiful Colorado Springs” Facebook web page, gaining over 200 signatures.

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Studies present that roundabouts assist scale back deadly crashes by 90% and accidents involving pedestrians by between 30% to 40%. A roundabout might enhance security whereas permitting the statue to stay in its historic location.

According to the City, the feasibility examine is predicted to take as much as a yr to complete and can make clear whether or not it’s potential to construct a roundabout, what the influence on the neighborhood can be, and the way a lot it could value.

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