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 | TrackBack

Having recently moved into the neighborhood*, I'm completely loving it.

*housesitting at 108 W. Lynch street through early November. Yay!

Posted by: Phil at October 19, 2005 10:14 PM

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.

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas at October 19, 2005 11:30 PM

It is better from afar.
I like that he has something in his hand.
The newspaper?

Posted by: blackbird at October 20, 2005 01:55 AM

That's possibly the coolest roundabout I've ever seen.

Posted by: gidge at October 20, 2005 10:27 AM

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.

Posted by: lainey at October 20, 2005 01:04 PM

the purple man was gone when i came home tonight! boo!!!

Posted by: christa at October 20, 2005 08:18 PM


but i loved purple man.


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."

Posted by: lisa at October 20, 2005 10:25 PM

he has become a pair of female legs.

Posted by: dickumbrage at October 24, 2005 01:47 PM

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.

Posted by: neighbor jill at November 15, 2005 10:39 AM
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