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"Paul Cameron, executive director of Brattleboro Climate Protection, also praised the project design. He said it would help reduce pollution as the roundabouts would reduce idling and effectively eliminate the consumption of more than 500,000 gallons of gas per year.

"Overall, he said the project would help the town reach its goal of a 30 percent reduction from 2010 levels of emissions, energy consumption, and pollution by the year 2030 as stated in the town plan."

 
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... The reduction would be accomplished by dizzy drivers abandoning their vehicles along Putney Rd in confusion.

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It's kind of fun to imagine right now... at each current light just think of swerving in a loop to the right, or possibly in a circle to head back the other way. And think of the current drivers out there, and imagine all of them doing it, too. Watch out for bikes and pedestrians, and don't miss your turn! Remember the speed limit is 40.

I like amusement park rides and look forward to it, but know that lots of other people will be baffled, which may defeat some of the intended benefits. If someone is very slow or stopping and starting in single lane circles, it impacts everyone else.

One thing I'm curious about is how the signs leading into each roundabout will look, especially the two placed close to one another.

 
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making me vote

The "make me vote Republican" answer cracks me up, as it is completely unclear as to whether it is an answer in favor or against the project.

The first time this project was present it came from the Douglas administration (R) and now it reappears under the Scott administration (R).

 

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