Sunday, November 18, 2007
New traffic calming islands on Edgewood Avenue: Expect the fun to begin when the first snow falls
I passed this fairly new traffic calming island on Edgewood Avenue yesterday, where I was driving by force of habit with my reptile brain and had to swerve at the last minute to avoid hitting it. I know, I know -- the idea is that these little mini roundabouts will slow down speeders in residential neighborhoods by forcing Madison drivers to cut their speed in order to navigate around them. All very well, when you can see them. All I can think of is, what happens with the first good snow cover, when drivers can't see them? I see a lot of broken axles in the future of Edgewood Avenue.
12.13.07 UPDATE: Yes, they really are invisible in the snow. Also, what about the snowplows?