Roundabout workers painting lines today

Dave Stewart
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Charlottetown's first roundabout opens Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
Coun. Terry Bernard said today that public works crews are still busy painting the lines at the intersection of Mount Edward Road and Allen Street and asked for some extra time on Wednesday morning to get things finished up before traffic begins moving through.
Just as work finishes on that project, things are already underway on the next roundabout at the UPEI entrance on Belvedere Avenue.
Two more roundabouts are also in the works on Riverside Drive at Exhibition Drive and Garfield Street.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Mount Edward Road, Allen Street Belvedere Avenue Garfield Street

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  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 19:20

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 18:45

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 18:17

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 18:02

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 18:00

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 16:37

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 16:31

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 15:26

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 15:19

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.

  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 14:53

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.

  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 14:51

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 14:51

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 14:51

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 14:51

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.

  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 14:48

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 14:48

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 14:48

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 14:48

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:48

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 14:47

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:47

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.

  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.

  • Joe
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Hey Observer, why are you expecting accidents? Islanders are used to driving in circles, check out the traffic downtown hunting a parking space!

  • My opinion
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Now that Dizzy Block is not circular due to construction, we can all go to the roundabout, just for old times sake. Gotta keep in practise in case Grafton Street ever gets opened again

  • Mel
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Speaking of driving in circles, do the young people still drive around dizzy block all evening like we did in the 50's.

  • Bobby
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Now Compass has its lead story, Crews Paint Lines!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    And tomorrow their lead story will be about the first accident.

  • city resident
    July 08, 2010 - 14:44

    You would think that the city would have waited to see how this (round about) works before jumping in with both feet on building two more in the city. But I guess some company needed the work for the summer and the city figured what the h--l , let's give them the work. If it doesn't work out we can give them more work putting things back to the way it was and making city residents pay more MONEY OUT !!!!!

  • The Observer
    July 08, 2010 - 14:44

    Joe, good line!

    OK maybe I'm wrong about roundabouts for cars but I was stunned to read in Sat.'s big full page ad that cyclists are supposed to ride in the same path as the cars not beside them as they do on every other stretch of road. In other words the cyclists are expected to ride between the cars; cars that are bigger/heavier and potentially able to go faster than the cyclists. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea?

  • redman
    July 08, 2010 - 14:44

    I wonder can one go around the circle until the line-up for Tim's drive thru permits traffic to move past

  • Islander Living Away
    July 08, 2010 - 14:44

    Observer - not being able to drive properly on any road is not an accident . collisions in roundabouts are less severe and there are more minor injuries. There will always be collisions because people are inattentive or irresponsible.