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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:20 PM

Roundabout proposed for Camp Bowie/Montgomery/Lancaster intersection

 

http://www.star-tele...le21336651.html

 



#2 youngalum

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:41 AM

I hope this happens.  That light is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to long to get thru and traffic congestion would be improved.



#3 RD Milhollin

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

Maybe some should apologize to Ann Marion for the previous snub and ask her to pleeeeeeeeze consider gifting a roundabout down the hill from at Camp Bowie - University - Montgomery - 7th Street. 



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:11 PM

She wasn't snubbed at all. She pulled her donation when the economy tanked.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

I seem to remember that there was no answer given to her offer, acceptance or rejection, and after a time the offer was rescinded. If the economy had a part in her pulling the offer that is understandable.



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

http://www.fortworth...opic=333&p=4754

From that post which cites a S-T article from 2002 (that's long since gone):

"Last year, local philanthropist Anne W. Marion offered up to $25 million to build a roundabout to serve as a new gateway into the Cultural District. Marion spearheaded establishment of the FPA Foundation to oversee the project.

After months of studies, however, Marion cited tough economic times and withdrew her planned donation - less than a day before the City Council was to pick a design."

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 03:07 PM

Thanks, I apparently remembered the delay in action but not the reason for withdrawal of the offer.



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 01:27 PM

Really caused by ill advised design application. Approaches of streets into circle with curved entries and the pedestrian problem that they cannot control crossing double lanes of traffic with crossing controls and also that blind accessibility is not easily accomplished.



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:19 PM

Meeting on the Montgomery street redeisgn tomorrow. 

 

 

 

Design elements currently being considered include roadway layout, sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, water main lines and other parkway improvements.

 

fortworthtexas.gov/news/2015/10/Montgomery-Street/



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:46 PM

Why does America hate roundabouts ?
http://www.citylab.c...eet-map/408598/

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:56 AM

Why does America hate roundabouts ?
http://www.citylab.c...eet-map/408598/

 

‘Well, that might work there, but it won’t work here.

 

The story of transportation design in the US, and especially Texas.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:49 PM

Maybe some should apologize to Ann Marion for the previous snub and ask her to pleeeeeeeeze consider gifting a roundabout down the hill from at Camp Bowie - University - Montgomery - 7th Street. 

 

  What a shame the roundabout at CB-U-M-7th Street did not come to fruition.  I still believe that A TRV-like roundabout with public art would make this intersection iconic and more efficient;  instead of moronic, confusing and inefficient.

 

 BTW, what is the latest news regarding the CB-M-L roundabout?



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:00 PM

 The more I travel the more I like, no, I mean really like, traffic circles.  But I do see where it could present a problem in high pedestrian traffic areas.


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