Nobody likes to sit at meaningless red lights, especially when there are no cars at the green side. Doesn’t that just piss you off? We sit there. We idle. We burn gas. We waste our precious time.
We pick our noses with disease-ridden dirty fingers, eating those boogers while mindlessly staring at a circle, hoping it will one day turn green. There has to be a better way than this. That is why I am proposing a ROUNDABOUT for the Lido / Loop intersection.
Now, I am no traffic expert, so check out what a roundabout did to this Indiana town:
“when a city in Indiana replaced all their signaled intersections with roundabouts, construction costs dropped $125,000, gas savings reached 24k gallons/year per roundabout, injury accidents dropped 80%, and total accidents dropped 40%. [LINK]
Come on, Long Islanders. Jones Beach has roundabouts. We know how to use them. The way I see it, we have two choices:
- Sit at a red light burning gas, time and money, or
- Continuously drive your car, free of frustration. Use that extra time you saved on yourself, or spend it with your family. That gas money you save could go to your kid’s college education or that smart phone you’ve always wanted.
Most of you will pick #2. Now, who do we contact to get this done?