October 19, 2005
i love my neighborhood
a month or so ago, in a last-ditch traffic-calming effort, the city installed a traffic circle at the intersection of markham and glendale.
there's been some debate amongst my neighbors as to whether the circle is actually big enough to slow down traffic. the intersection isn't large; the circle isn't large. we still see some people flying through the area, without slowing down to check for oncoming traffic. some people think the intersection may even be more dangerous with the addition of the traffic circle, given how we idiot north carolinians are seemingly ignorant about how traffic circles work.
well, a couple of our neighborhood's most creative members recently "decorated" the traffic circle. i suspect that this is going to really help slow down traffic around the circle:
i especially love how it looks from a slight distance.
Posted by xta at October 19, 2005 06:30 PM
Having recently moved into the neighborhood*, I'm completely loving it.
*housesitting at 108 W. Lynch street through early November. Yay!
You know, if you'd tried a little harder, you could have gotten my house in that picture. Sheesh. ;)
On a bad note, some city flunkie came by today complaining about the purple person and some of the decorations. I'd'a blogged about it, but I'm tired. Maybe I'll bitch about it tomorrow.
It is better from afar.
I like that he has something in his hand.
That's possibly the coolest roundabout I've ever seen.
I love your neighborhood too! Here in New England, we have the same thing only we call it a 'Rotary"...when I first moved here, I though the aim was to NEVER slow down, no matter what. I would just barrel into the rotary and hope for the best. In hindsight, it's lucky I survived my first month here.
the purple man was gone when i came home tonight! boo!!!
but i loved purple man.
WHY WON'T THE MAN LET US HAVE OUR FUN??
besides, purple man was so gay, being purple, cut, and wearing a hardhat. it was like, "hello, welcome to one of the gayest neighborhoods in durham. we are proud."
he has become a pair of female legs.
have you SEEN the traffic circle this morning?? it's currently featuring a dying tomato plant being overtaken by an army of stuffed animals and a dead, potted tree of some kind sprouting blue feathers. = AWESOME.